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A VAT Refund Guide to 

Netherlands

How to get VAT Refunds from Netherlands for your business

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

Which countries have reciprocity with Netherlands?

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 Netherlands?

ENTERTAINMENT & HOSPITALITY

Entertainment

0%
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Hotels & Accommodation

6%
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Restaurants

0%

EVENTS

Conferences, Trade Shows & Exhibitions

21%

Training Courses & Seminars

21%

GENERAL EXPENSES

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Goods

21%

Inter-company charges

21%

Office Expenses

21%
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Marketing Costs

21%

Professional Fees & AP invoices

21%

TRAVEL RELATED

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Car Rental

21%
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Fuel

0%
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Public Transport

9%
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Taxis

9%

Additional Information

How far back can your business claim VAT from Netherlands?
5 years back from the previous year
What’s the foreign VAT deadline in Netherlands?
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 Netherlands?
Depending on the complexity of your application and the capacity at the VAT authority, it can take up to 6 months for EU businesses and up to 10 months for Non-EU businesses to receive a VAT refund from the Netherlands

Need help with your VAT refund from Netherlands?

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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