Guidance

Claim VAT refunds after Brexit if you're an EU business

If you're an EU business, check how to claim VAT refunds on goods and services you sell in the UK.

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You’ll no longer be able to use the EU VAT refund electronic system to claim refunds of VAT charged in the UK.

You must follow the manual processes for businesses outside the UK.

The main differences are:

  • the repayment period runs from 1 July to 30 June instead of 1 January to 31 December
  • the deadline for submitting a claim is the following 31 December (6 months from the end of the claim period)

You’ll also need to provide:

  • a certificate confirming your taxable status
  • all original invoices and receipts to support your claim
Published 9 October 2019