EU VAT Refund

If your business is based outside of the EU and you have made purchases within the last 12 months, you may be eligible for an EU VAT refund.

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You may be eligible for a VAT refund if…

You’ve made EU purchases…

If you’ve made purchases and have paid over €1,000 in VAT to the EU, we may be able to help you reclaim this money.

…in the last 12 months…

There’s a 12 month limit on being able to reclaim VAT. You need to submit your claim by 30th June for the previous year.

…and you’re based outside the EU.

The mechanism through which VAT refunds occur is known as the 13th Directive. This only applies to those based outside of the EU.

How does it work?

  1. 1

    Initial Assessment

    Our team will work out whether you may be eligible for a VAT refund.

  2. 2

    Submitting Your Claim

    Next, we’ll process your refund claim and liaise with the relevant tax authorities.

  3. 3

    Receive Your Refund

    Get back the money you’re owed and get back to growing your business.

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  • “ helped identify we had a substantial VAT refund due. Then, over the subsequent six months, they repeatedly interfaced with Tax Authorities to push to get this processed and refunded. It was an exceptional effort on their part to regularly call and push to get this handled. I’m grateful for their hard work and effort.” Customer
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  • Can I reclaim EU VAT after Brexit?

    Yes, if you’re based in the UK and have made purchases in the EU in the last 12 months you may be eligible for a refund. This was previously done through the 8th Directive, when the UK was part of the EU. As it is now a non-EU country, this refund is available via the 13th Directive.

  • Can I reclaim VAT on EU purchases/expenses?

    If you’ve paid VAT on purchases made within the EU, but don’t have an obligation to pay VAT, this could be reclaimed via the 13th Directive.

  • How to reclaim VAT from EU?

    There are a few directives dedicated to helping businesses reclaim VAT depending on where your business is based. Speak to one of our experts to see if you may be eligible to receive a VAT refund.

  • Who can reclaim EU VAT?

    Anyone who is a taxable person, based outside of the EU and have made purchases that qualify, is eligible for a VAT refund.

  • What is a VAT refund?

    A VAT refund is a mechanism whereby you can reclaim VAT which was paid to an EU member state, in certain circumstances.

  • How to claim VAT refund in USA?

    If you’re based in the US and want to reclaim VAT paid within the EU, get in touch with a member of our team and we can take you through the process.

  • How long does a VAT refund take?

    It varies between each member state and on the complexity of your refund claim. There’s a 12 month limit on being able to reclaim VAT. You need to submit your claim by 30th June for the previous year.

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