Business Abroad?

GET YOUR VAT BACK! Refunds of Value Added Tax (VAT) paid on your business expenses in about 40 countries worldwide!...

Travel Instructions

To ensure that your company may successfully apply for Value Added Tax (VAT) refunds from your European/foreign business...

VAT Rates by Country

* (some restrictions in some countries apply - please inquire)

VAT Filing Deadlines

Filing Deadlines for VAT Refund Claims

Import VAT

is charged for import of goods at the border of VAT countries in addition to customs duties

VAT Refund Samples

ACTUAL VAT refund, ONE client, ONE year, HIGH VOLUME return  

Important VAT News

  • VAT is not going away if you are Exporting or Doing Business Abroad ---- it is going UP and UP.
    JAPAN is the 3rd largest economy in the world. They had already increased their VAT rate from 5 % to 8 % effective April 1, 2014 (which is actually a 60 % rate increase).
    JAPAN has now announced another rate increase from 8 % to 10 % is planned for October 1, 2015 !!!   This will double their VAT from 5 % to 10 % within 18 months.
    VAT is now the sales tax in more than 150 countries with different names and different rules.

  • INDIA: is developing their new GST (VAT) and had to change their laws for that. It is a mix of Federal GST on the PRODUCTION of goods and the PROVISION of services with the States adding a sales tax on some services and the sale of goods. Especially in the transition period you may want to review A/P and A/R, Invoices contracts with suppliers and clients

    ITALY: has finally adjusted there Standard VAT (IVA) rate from 21 % to 22 % effective October 1, 2013.

  • JAPAN: Japan has just announced that they will increase their VAT rate for the first time since 1997.

    The new VAT (consumption tax) rate will increase from 5 % to 8 % effective April 1, 2014