French e-invoicing mandate

Everything you need to know about the upcoming e-invoicing mandate in France, what changes to expect and how to prepare.

What does the French e-invoicing mandate mean for businesses?

B2G e-invoicing has been mandatory in France since 2017 and now the French Tax Authority (DGFIP) have announced their intention to mandate countrywide e-invoicing and e-reporting. The proposed start date for the transition is 1 September 2026, with a pilot phase expected to start in 2025. France aims to reduce the VAT gap of about EUR 13 billion, help businesses decrease their invoice and payment processing expenses, and enhance overall productivity in compliance with Chorus Pro through this digital reform.

Timeline for B2B e-invoicing in France


Expected start of pilot phase.

1 September 2026

All taxpayers must be able to receive e-invoices. Mandatory for large and medium-sized companies to issue e-invoices and do e-reporting.

1 September 2027

Mandatory for small enterprises to issue e-invoices and do e-reporting.

Note: This timeline may be postponed by one quarter without Parliament's approval.

Expert guide: Top 5 ways to prepare for the French e-invoicing mandate (updated!)

New guidance now added following the announcement of a new expected timeline!

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Webinar: French e-invoicing mandate updates

Latest insights into the expected implementation timeline, covering recent developments and updates.

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Why choose Pagero as your service provider?

Our easy-to-integrate solutions help organizations of all sizes automate purchase-to-pay and order-to-cash processes while ensuring compliance with e-invoicing and e-reporting requirements in France and over 140 other countries. Contact us to prepare your company with the right tools to become and remain compliant with e-invoicing regulations while boosting business growth.

FAQ about the e-invoicing mandate in France

Beyond Chorus Pro: B2B e-invoicing and CTC in France

Explore what you need to know about connecting to Chorus Pro and other e-invoicing solutions before the upcoming France mandate.

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Regulatory updates: France

Stay up to date with France's regulatory requirements with the help of our worldwide overview of e-invoicing regulations. 

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What is a PDP, PPF & OD? Our guide to the different operators

There are several different methods for sending and receiving e-invoices and the life cycle status of an e-invoice under the new guidelines in France. We go through each one, explain the differences and how that could affect your business.

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