France - Odoo 13.0


If you have installed the French Accounting, you will be able to download the FEC. For this, go in Accounting ‣ Reporting ‣ France ‣ FEC.

French Accounting Reports

If you have installed the French Accounting, you will have access to some accounting reports specific to France:

  • Bilan comptable
  • Compte de résultats
  • Plan de Taxes France

Get the VAT anti-fraud certification with Odoo

As of January 1st 2018, a new anti-fraud legislation comes 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 a module and a certificate of conformity to download.

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.

Get certified with Odoo

Getting compliant with Odoo is very easy.

Your company is requested by the tax administration to deliver a certificate of conformity testifying that your software complies with the anti-fraud legislation. This certificate is granted by Odoo SA to Odoo Enterprise users here. If you use Odoo Community, you should upgrade to Odoo Enterprise or contact your Odoo service provider.

In case of non-conformity, your company risks a fine of €7,500.

To get the certification just follow the following steps:

  • Install the anti-fraud module fitting your Odoo environment from the Apps menu:

    • if you use Odoo Point of Sale: l10n_fr_pos_cert: France - VAT Anti-Fraud Certification for Point of Sale (CGI 286 I-3 bis)
    • in any other case: l10n_fr_certification: France - VAT Anti-Fraud Certification (CGI 286 I-3 bis)
  • Make sure a country is set on your company, otherwise your entries won’t be encrypted for the inalterability check. To edit your company’s data, go to Settings ‣ Users & Companies ‣ Companies. Select a country from the list; Do not create a new country.
  • Download the mandatory certificate of conformity delivered by Odoo SA here.

Anti-fraud features

The anti-fraud module introduces the following features:

  • Inalterability: deactivation of all the ways to cancel or modify key data of POS orders, invoices and journal entries;
  • Security: chaining algorithm to verify the inalterability;
  • Storage: automatic sales closings with computation of both period and cumulative totals (daily, monthly, annually).


All the possible ways to cancel and modify key data of paid POS orders, confirmed invoices and journal entries are deactivated, if the company is located in France or in any DOM-TOM.


To ensure the inalterability, every order or journal entry is encrypted upon validation. This number (or hash) is calculated from the key data of the document as well as from the hash of the precedent documents.

The module introduces an interface to test the data inalterability. If any information is modified on a document after its validation, the test will fail. The algorithm recomputes all the hashes and compares them against the initial ones. In case of failure, the system points out the first corrupted document recorded in the system.

Users with Manager access rights can launch the inalterability check. For POS orders, go to Point of Sales ‣ Reporting ‣ French Statements. For invoices or journal entries, go to Invoicing/Accounting ‣ Reporting ‣ French Statements.


The system also processes automatic sales closings on a daily, monthly and annual basis. Such closings distinctly compute the sales total of the period as well as the cumulative grand totals from the very first sales entry recorded in the system.

Closings can be found in the French Statements menu of Point of Sale, Invoicing and Accounting apps.


Do not uninstall the module! If you do so, the hashes will be reset and none of your past data will be longer guaranteed as being inalterable.

Users remain responsible for their Odoo instance and must use it with due diligence. It is not permitted to modify the source code which guarantees the inalterability of data.

Odoo absolves itself of all and any responsibility in case of changes in the module’s functions caused by 3rd party applications not certified by Odoo.

More Information

You will find more information about this legislation in the official documents: