VAT Reclaims – Austria



VAT Name :
Umsatzsteuer (Ust/MwSt)

VAT Number Format :
U12345678 (9 characters. The first character is always ‘U’)


Claim Period : 1st of January to 31st of December
Quarterly applications are permitted
Submission Deadline : 30th of June
Approximate Refund Time : 2 – 7 months


Permitted Countries :

Claimable Items :

  • Fuel
  • Vehicle Hire
  • Vehicle Costs
  • Road User Charges
  • Travel
  • Accommodation
  • Subsistence
  • Admission Charges
  • Other Costs (such as Hospitality, Fairs, Seminars)


  1. Application Form :
    Form U5 (Link)
    If first application, questionnaire Verf18 (Link) must also be completed
  2. Invoice list :
    Must be in Euros
  3. Original invoices :
    Copies and interim invoices not accepted
  4. Certificate of Taxable Status :
    The certificate must be original and issued within a year before the submission deadline. It must contain the name, address and official stamp of the authorising body, the name and trading/tax address of the claimant, the nature of the claimant’s business and the business/ tax number of the claimant.
  5. Signature :
    Director, president or authorized person


For applications which cover twelve months i.e. the claim period declared on the application form, the claim amount cannot be less than EUR 50.00. For applications which cover less than twelve months, the claim amount cannot be less than EUR 400.00.


Finanzamt Graz-Stadt,
Betriebsveranlagungsteams Auslanderreferate,
Conrad von Hotzendorf – Strasse 14-18 8018 Graz,
Österreich/ Austria