French boat leasing tax changes met with surprise

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The French boating industry is at odds with a change in the application of VAT rules on pleasure boats purchased for hire with an option to purchase, which will impact boat rentals as well as boat purchases financed through leasing arrangements.

The French government announced a change in the VAT rate applicable to pleasure boats purchased for hire with an option to purchase, which will impact boat rentals as well as boat purchases which are financed through leasing arrangements.

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