Business tax – form

VAT: certificate of status of business person (VAT66A)

Use form VAT66A to verify the business status of overseas businesses established outside the EU.



Use form VAT66A to verify your business status when making 13th Directive claims for VAT incurred in the UK. The certificate should accompany your first claim and is valid for twelve months from its date of issue. Once the certificate has expired you will need to send a new one with your next application.

Help and guidance relating to this form

Non-EU businesses - visiting the UK - getting VAT refunds
If you’re registered as a business outside of the EU you may be able to get back some of the VAT you pay during business trips to the UK. This guidance provides a general overview.

Notice 723A - Refunds of VAT in the European Community for EC and non-EC businesses
Use this notice if you are VAT registered in an EC member state to reclaim VAT paid on business expenses in another member state.