Any company established in the European Union which generates expenditure in another EU member state, may apply for 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.
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:
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:
The recovery of VAT consists of several steps:
The application is automatically rejected if it fails to comply with directive 2006/112/CE.
VAT refund applications can be made by companies established in the EU and outside the EU for certain countries.
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.
Management of your VAT refund requests by one person
Preparation and submission of the application