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A VAT Refund Guide to 

Denmark

How to get VAT Refunds from Denmark for your business

Businesses registered in countries outside of Denmark can claim VAT refunds on any costs incurred in Denmark.
The below information details the requirements needed to be eligible for a VAT refund. This includes claimable expense types, Denmark VAT rates, deadlines and claiming periods.

Where is your company based?

EU

based businesses

VAT-registered businesses in an EU member state are eligible to recover VAT on business costs from Denmark under the EU VAT Refund Directive.

NON-EU

based businesses

VAT-registered businesses outside of the European Union are eligible to recover VAT on business costs from Denmark under the 13th Directive.

Which countries have reciprocity with Denmark?

All countries can claim

For a more detailed explanation on what reciprocity means within the scope of VAT, click here:

What expenses are claimable in Denmark?

ENTERTAINMENT & HOSPITALITY

Entertainment

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Hotels & Accommodation

25%
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Restaurants

25%
Only 25% of that VAT is claimable

EVENTS

Conferences, Trade Shows & Exhibitions

25%

Training Courses & Seminars

25%

GENERAL EXPENSES

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Goods

25%

Inter-company charges

25%

Office Expenses

25%
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Marketing Costs

25%

Professional Fees & AP invoices

25%

TRAVEL RELATED

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Car Rental

0%
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Fuel

0%
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Public Transport

0%
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Taxis

0%

Additional Information

How far back can your business claim VAT from Denmark?
January to December of the previous year
What’s the foreign VAT deadline in Denmark?
30 September of the year following the claim year date
How long does it take to receive a VAT refund from Denmark?
Depending on the complexity of your application and the capacity at the VAT authority, it can take up to 5 months to receive a VAT refund from Denmark

Need help with your VAT refund from Denmark?

You don’t have to do this alone. We’ve been helping companies reclaim foreign VAT refunds for over 20 years. We have the knowledge and technology to process your refunds quicker as well as attend to any unforeseen VAT authority queries that may arise.

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