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ABOUT VAT REFUND
Who Can Apply?
Road Haulier for Goods
VAT is recoverable mainly for expenditures on diesel, tolls, tunnels, and sometimes road taxes, although some conditions may apply, especially for extra-EU hauliers or companies transporting their own goods.
Coach companies may also be entitled to claim a VAT refund, but as rules are not harmonised for this activity, only few EU countries allow VAT returns for coach companies under Directive 2008/9/EC.
VAT RECOVERY FACTS
Where can we help
you get your VAT back?
FASTVAT is fully active within the the EU, both for EU
and non-EU established companies (where allowed), and
in the extra-EU countries:
27 EU countries and more
Find more informations about VAT Refund!
Which expenses are eligible for VAT refund?
For the road transport sector, VAT is usually refunded fully or partially on refuelling expenses (diesel and Ad blue), tolls, maintenance and spare parts. Other expenses can also be refunded according to the member state of refund (food, accommodation, purchase of small supplies...). Rules about recoverable VAT can also vary according to the type of transport (goods or passengers) and the origin of the company (established in the EU or in a third country).
VAT refund for which amounts?
VAT Refund for which period?
What is the deadline to claim VAT?
- until 30 September of the year following the period for companies established in the EU. For example, all the invoices from 2021 can be filed until 30 September 2022.
- until 30 June/30 September of the year following the period for companies established outside of the EU. For example, all the invoices from 2021 can be filed until 30 June 2022/30 September 2022.
How long does it take to tax authorities to respond to your VAT refund claim?
FASTVAT expertise ensures the mastered submission of VAT refund claims in order to limit the chances of checks from tax authorities.
What are the refund possibilities for coach companies?
Certain countries require that the turnover resulting from transporting passengers be reported in each country, which prevents the use of Dir 2008/9/EC. On the contrary, other EU countries do not tax revenue in the country of transit and thus permit the use of DIR 2008/9/EC for the VAT on the expenses for trips to Europe.
The list of countries in which a refund is possible according to Dir 2008/9/EC for coach companies is:
Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovak Republic, and Great Britain