Guidance

Claim VAT refunds from EU countries from 1 January 2021

Find out how to claim VAT refunds from EU member states from 1 January 2021.

The UK has left the EU

This page tells you what you'll need to do from 1 January 2021. It'll be updated if anything changes.

You can also read about the transition period.

You can continue to use the EU VAT refund system to claim a VAT refund on expenses incurred before 1 January 2021 in EU member states, until 11pm on 31 March 2021.

You will not be able to use the EU VAT refund system to claim refunds of VAT on expenses incurred in an EU member state on or after 1 January 2021. Find out how to make a claim.

You will still be able to view or amend your previous claims until 31 January 2022.

Claim a refund for expenses incurred in an EU member state on or after 1 January 2021

Each EU member state has its own process for refunding VAT to businesses based outside the EU. You’ll need to use the process for the EU member state where you’re claiming a refund.

Find out what the process is for each country on the European Commission website.

Published 18 September 2019