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French Energy Taxes

If you are a company that has a high energy consumption in France Eurotax helps you in CSPE and the TICGN refunds

Thanks to Eurotax you can test your eligibility for the reduced CSPE rate on your current and past invoices * and instantly calculate your potential savings. This quickly represents large sums of up to € 15 per 1,000 kwh! . With Eurotax it's guaranteed risk-free repayment. There are no fees to pay up front and we will only charge you for success at a very competitive rate.

What Eurotax offers: 

Pro bono preliminary audit of your CSPE and TICGN refund opportunities

Gathering of required information, documents and interview of key people in the company (energy manager / accounting / production / purchasing manager)

Legal and regulatory analysis

Refund requests Constitution

Sustainability of exemptions obtained

What are your rights for CSPE and TICGN refund?

The taxation of electricity, natural gas and oil product is regulated by EU regulation, in particular by European Directives 2003/96/EC dated October 27th 2003 and 2008/118/EC dated December 16th 2008. In France, there are four main types of excise duty due on energy called in French in the text : the CSPE (Contribution au service public de l’électricité) which was merged with the TICFE, the TICGN (Taxe Intérieure de Consommation sur le Gaz Naturel), the TICPE (Taxe Intérieure de Consommation sur les Produits Energétiques) and more residually the TICC (Taxe Intérieure de Consommation sur le Charbon). They stand for the Domestic Consumption Tax (DCT) of their respective energy product. The rates of these taxes have been regularly increased, and for significant amount these past few years. Their increase is aligned on the political will to progressively reduce the consumption of fossil energy hoping to redirect consumers – whether they private individuals or industrials – towards some greener ones. CSPE (also called “TICFE”) and TICGN are collected on behalf of the customs administration and are included as revenue in the French State budget.

Its amount is calculated based on the electricity consumption in MWh. It has been set at 22.50€ / MWh since January 1st 2016 (no change on January 1st 2020).

Its amount is calculated based on the consumption of natural gas. It has been set at 8.45€ / MWh since January 1st 2018 (no change on January 1st 2020).

However, in conformity with the EU regulations, exemption measures have been foreseen by the French government in order not to penalize too heavily industrial companies producing in France. Within the lines imposed by French customs regulations, these energy taxes included in your energy invoices can be eligible for a refund on the period January N-2 to date.

These savings are essential to your factories. The analysis of the exemption grounds and the elaboration of the refund claims require a complex expertise made with tax, customs and technical practice. Our understanding of your industrial process in order to extract the best exempt portion is the most important part of the melody.

When the applicability of the exemption bases has been validated with the greatest caution, rapid action for filing reimbursement files is required in order to claim CSPE and TICGN refund. The deadline for claiming these taxes is 2 years plus the current year.

Choosing  Eurotax  is to derive benefit from: 

A Customer guarantee
In France, refund claims are in principle processed by customs authorities within 4 months. Once granted, the delay to obtain the refund on your bank account is up to 2 additional months. Eurotax guarantees you the best processing time to obtain the refund of your energy taxes.
An Expertise
Expert in energy taxes, Eurotax has a 100% success rate for the refund of CSPE and TICGN.
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