European VAT Refund Guide 2017
Businesses operating in countries in which they are not VAT-registered can incur significant amounts of local VAT on expenses paid. The VAT refund guide summarizes the rules and procedures on how to reclaim VAT in 31 countries.
Businesses that operate in countries where they are not established or VAT-registered often incur significant amounts of VAT on costs they pay in those countries. Some of the most common expenses on which businesses incur VAT include travel costs, local purchases of goods and services and import VAT on the movement of goods across borders.
International businesses may incur many thousands or even millions each year in VAT on these types of expenses. In principle, they are able to recover some or all of the VAT incurred-and thereby help manage their overall costs of doing business.
Deloitte's VAT refund guide provides insight on the recovery rules and how to go about the required procedures in 31 countries. Deloitte's indirect tax professionals can also introduce you to proven tools and methodologies to facilitate claims.