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 rates have changed again for 2015 in some of the 150 VAT countries…

    LUXUMBOURG: This nation is one of the 28 member countries of the European community. For 2015, their standard Value Added Tax rate will increase from 15% to 17%.

    ICELAND:  Iceland will reduce their standard VAT rate from 25.5% to 24% this year.

    ITALY:  This Mediterranean country will be increasing their standard VAT rates incrementally over the next few years with the goal of 25.5% in 2018. Coming into effect soon there will be increases…

  • EUROPEAN Event Registration: Do you need to register your foreign event in advance in some European VAT countries? Your company or your event clients may lose foreign VAT or Import VAT refunds which are often from 15 to 25 percent of the total cost.

  • 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.