It has taken French authorities to the European Court of Justice to force them to comply and warned that if they did not yield there are potential fines of about £70,000 a day until VAT rebates are allowed. The Commission said: 'French legislation requires that vehicles used for instruction be assigned exclusively for that purpose, but such a condition is not laid down. This restricts the right to deduct, which is one of the fundamental principles of the VAT system.'
French face action over VAT rebates
28/09/1999 in NEWS