As of January 1st 2018, a new anti-fraud legislation will come into effect in France and DOM-TOM. This new legislation stipulates certain criteria concerning the inalterability, security, storage and archiving of sales data. These legal requirements are implemented in Odoo, version 9 onward, through an add-on.
Is my company required to use an anti-fraud software?
Your company is required to use an anti-fraud cash register software like Odoo (CGI art. 286, I. 3° bis) if:
● You are taxable (not VAT exempt) in France or any DOM-TOM,
● Some of your customers are private individuals (B2C).
This rule applies to any company size. Auto-entrepreneurs are exempted from VAT and therefore are not affected. This scope is stipulated in the last official statement, published on July 28 2017.
Getting compliant will be very easy with Odoo. Guidelines will be provided here very soon so that your company is ready by Jan 1st 2018.
Your company will be requested by the tax administration to deliver a Certificate of Conformity testifying that your software complies with the anti-fraud legislation. This certificate will be granted by Odoo SA to Odoo Enterprise users. If you use Odoo Community, you should upgrade to Odoo Enterprise or contact your Odoo service provider.
In case of non-conformity, your company will risk a fine of €7,500.