Arsene Taxand - VAT & indirect taxes

Arsene Taxand works alongside its clients to seize the opportunities and manage risks as regards indirect taxation. Our assistance thus focuses on reducing additional operational costs relative to these taxes, such as negative impacts on the cash flow, penalties related to regulatory irregularities, formalities induced by the non implementation of simplification measures… affecting the entire profitability of the corporation.

In the sectors where VAT and tax on wages theoretically represent a final cost (banks, insurances, holding corporations, travel agencies, associations…), we contribute, together with our international Tax network, Taxand to prepare international benchmarks making it possible to define an optimal tax strategy in compliance with applicable French and EU legislation.

Our team in charge of indirect taxation is head by Alain Recoules. It has the structure of a world service line and is formed at the Taxand lever of more than 300 dedicated professionals.

More generally, as regards VAT and registration duties, our lawyers –experts, assisted by their foreign correspondents, carry out various types of assignments:
  • tax management of the flows relative to goods and services, notably in the context of internal and external reorganizations (“supply chain process”),
  • optimization of financial management relative to corporation holdings (VAT/tax on wages),
  • risk audits and engineering of internal control procedures within the groups and in compliance with the financial security law or American regulations,
  • Assistance during tax audits and litigations before the French and Community courts,
  • Representation and/or assistance of foreign companies with tax authorities,
  • Management of intra-Community flows,
  • Adaptation of the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and electronic invoicing.

  • Double competence.
  • An expertise on indirect taxation while retaining the reflexes of a generalist tax consultant,
  • A specific expertise per field of activity to speak the technical language of the operators, with a focus on the following spheres:
  • Finances, Bank and Insurance,
  • Computer bureau (SSII),
  • Large scale retailing,
  • Energy
  • Leisure activities.