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A VAT Refund Guide to 

Ireland

How to get VAT Refunds from Ireland for your business

Businesses registered in countries outside of Ireland can claim VAT refunds on any costs incurred in Ireland.
The below information details the requirements needed to be eligible for a VAT refund. This includes claimable expense types, Ireland 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 Ireland 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 Ireland under the 13th Directive.

Which countries have reciprocity with Ireland?

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 Ireland?

ENTERTAINMENT & HOSPITALITY

Entertainment

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Hotels & Accommodation

9%
Only in certain circumstances
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Restaurants

0%

EVENTS

Conferences, Trade Shows & Exhibitions

23%

Training Courses & Seminars

23%

GENERAL EXPENSES

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Goods

23%

Inter-company charges

23%

Office Expenses

23%
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Marketing Costs

23%

Professional Fees & AP invoices

23%

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 Ireland?
January to December of the previous year
What’s the foreign VAT deadline in Ireland?
30 June of each year (Within 6 months of the end of the calendar year in which the tax was incurred)
How long does it take to receive a VAT refund from Ireland?
Depending on the complexity of your application and the capacity at the VAT authority, it can take up to 4 months to receive a VAT refund from Ireland

Need help with your VAT refund from Ireland?

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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