Brexit Byte #2 – VAT refunds for Companies OUTSIDE of the EU and UK
Companies outside of the current EU will still be able to claim refunds of VAT from the UK and other EU member states using the procedure for non-EU businesses (13th Directive). This remains subject to the rules in each EU member state – what countries you can claim from, what you can claim and how to claim varies from member state to member state.
Deadlines for submitting claims also vary – example deadline for UK is 31 December, many others June, others in September.
By the way don’t miss out – approximately £50bn goes unclaimed from Europe every year.
If you are not sure whether your company qualifies, you can check your status at https://www.euvat.org/reclaim-survey/
Do pass this tip onto anybody else that might have incurred VAT in the UK.