French VAT Refund Program

Claim Your VAT Refund

Are you a US company traveling to France for professional events and don't know how to claim your VAT?

FACC-Carolinas, in partnership with the Chambers of Commerce and Industry, France International (CCI FI) can help you claim you navigate the French VAT refund system in accordance with the European Union rules. This service is available to member companies wishing to obtain a refund of the VAT spent in France for their business activities (participation to specialized exhibitions, seminars, business trips...).

VAT is refundable for the following expenses:

  • Venue rental, flowers, hospitality services, translations, telephone, electricity, transport of goods or machinery

  • Catering and beverages, restaurant bills

  • Gas (80 % of the VAT)

  • Furniture rental for business activities

  • Professional resources,

  • Advertising and similar services

  • Commercial cars and van rentals

(Article 259 A and B of French General Tax code)

(The VAT is not refundable on the following expenses: hotels, tourism car rentals, plane and train tickets, taxi fares and gifts). 

Contact us for more information and forms.