Refunds of VAT for UK businesses incurring other EC Member States
If a business incurs VAT in another EC Member State it is possible to recover it. It is not claimed on a UK VAT return, but via a special claim procedure. Details of how this process works and what may be claimed are set out in my previous article
The deadline for these claims is 30 September 2017.
Any applicant must not be registered or registrable in the Member State from which they are claiming a refund, nor must they have a permanent business establishment in that EU country. There are a number of other rules to be considered as well, so it pays to ensure that the claim is valid before time and effort is expended in compiling a claim. We are happy to advise on this.
Applications relating to VAT incurred in the year 2016 must be submitted by 30th September 2017 and there is no leeway to extend this deadline.