Reclaiming foreign VAT on expenses

 

Did you know that you can reclaim your foreign VAT?

If your business has suffered VAT on expenses incurred in another EU country, for example overseas hotel and restaurant bills, then it is possible to reclaim the foreign VAT.

The foreign VAT must not however be reclaimed on the UK VAT return but by using HMRC ‘s VAT online services system.

Refund claims can be made either quarterly or annually but there is a de-minimis amount that may be reclaimed quarterly.

The conditions for being able to reclaim the foreign VAT are that the business must:

  • be VAT registered in the UK
  • not be registered for VAT in the EU country nor have a place of business there
  • not make supplies of goods or services in that EU country, except for transport services

We can assist with your refund claims if this applies to your business so please feel free to get in touch with the team to discuss further.

 

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