How to get VAT reimbursement in another European Union member state?

VAT recovery

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.

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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

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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 

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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

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POINTS TO REMEMBER

VAT 1

A VAT refund application may be submitted in the 28 member countries.

VAT 3

Not all costs are refundable. Conditions may vary from one country to another.

VAT 3

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.

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VAT refund expert

SINGLE POINT OF CONTACT 

Centralise your VAT refund applications in a single service 

VAT refund formalities

LINK WITH THE ADMINISTRATION 

We reply to all questions raised by the administration 

VAT compliance

VERIFICATION OF THE TRANSACTIONS 

Verification of the required information included on the purchase invoices 

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SUBMISSION OF THE APPLICATION

Preparation and submission of the application in compliance with the format established by the EU 

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FOLLOW-UP 

We will continue to assist you until you receive your VAT refund