We prepare applications for enterprises who have incurred costs for gasoline, hotel, catering, transport, car rental, tickets for exhibitions, etc, in other EU countries and wish to reclaim VAT.
Enterprises which make purchases in other EU countries in connection with their business activity may be entitled to recourse according to the VAT-REF procedure, that is, seeking a refund on the VAT charged. There is one limitation – despite the validity of the VAT-REF procedure across the EU, the amount and terms of return depend on the regulations in force in each country.
Domestic enterprises have the right to apply for a refund of VAT paid on the acquisition of goods and services in another EU country within the framework of the so-called VAT-REF (Value Added Tax Refund) procedure. Submission of an application under the procedure requires fulfillment of several criteria, and the resulting decision depends on the regulations in force in each EU country. Despite the inconvenience, the procedure is worth it – in many cases, it is possible to recover up to 100% of the VAT paid on purchases in the EU.