How to get VAT reimbursement in another European Union member state?
definition of the vat RECOVERY IN EUROPE
Any company established in the European Union which generates expenditure in another EU member state, may apply for the recovery of the VAT paid. VAT refund applications can also be made by companies established in certain countries outside the European Union (13th VAT Directive n°86/560/CEE). However, the deadlines for VAT refund applications differ from one country to another.
recovery of vat in the european union
Any company established in the European Union which generates expenditure in another member country may recover the VAT paid, providing the following conditions are met:
the company is subject to VAT in the country where its headquarters are located
the company is not established in the country where the refund is requested
Expenditure eligible for deductions
Not all expenditure can be recovered. A number of products or services are not eligible for deductions. Conditions differ depending on the country of the application. Information on expenditure which is eligible for a VAT refund should be sought before making the application.
In general, you can apply for a VAT refund for:
expenditure necessary to performing the activity of the company
expenditure related to transport, catering, exhibitions
The recovery of VAT consists of several steps:
Audit of the flows and analysis of the deductible expenditure
Verification of the supporting documents
Preparing and submitting an application
Follow-up of the refund application with the local administration
Reimbursement of the amount recovered
POINTS TO REMEMBER
A VAT refund application may be submitted in the 28 member countries.
Not all costs are refundable. Conditions may vary from one country to another.
The application is automatically rejected if it fails to comply with directive 2006/112/CE.
WHAT ASD Group CAN DO FOR YOU
We deal with the full administrative process: verification of invoices (compulsory inclusions...) analysis of deductible and non-deductible expenditure, inputting of invoices, preparation of the application, filing of the application, follow-up in the event of feedback from the administration.
An expert looks after your case from the beginning of the process to your VAT refund.
SINGLE POINT OF CONTACT
Centralise your VAT refund applications in a single service
LINK WITH THE ADMINISTRATION
We reply to all questions raised by the administration
VERIFICATION OF THE TRANSACTIONS
Verification of the required information included on the purchase invoices
SUBMISSION OF THE APPLICATION
Preparation and submission of the application in compliance with the format established by the EU
We will continue to assist you until you receive your VAT refund