VAT Refund table

13th Directive VAT Rate Guide

Insight to determine your VAT refund potential for companies based outside of the EU

This VAT Rate guide displays claimable countries and their VAT rates for businesses that reside outside the European union.
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International VAT Rates

When it comes to understanding international VAT rates and claimable expenses, it can get confusing. Click on a country below to show the essential legislation for each country, their VAT rate and whether a cost is claimable or not. This VAT Rates table should provide you with enough insight to determine your VAT refund potential.

COUNTRY

COUNTRY FULL NAME

GENERAL VAT RATE

VAT DEADLINE

The table below shows the general VAT rate per country and the deadline for VAT refund submission. Click a country to view more details.

austria 1 | VAT IT | 13th Directive VAT Rate Guide

Austria

20%

30 June of each year (Within 6 months of the end of the calendar year in which the tax was incurred)

belgium | VAT IT | 13th Directive VAT Rate Guide

Belgium

21%

30 September of the year following the claim year date

bulgaria | VAT IT | 13th Directive VAT Rate Guide

Bulgaria

20%

30 June of each year (Within 6 months of the end of the calendar year in which the tax was incurred)

croatia | VAT IT | 13th Directive VAT Rate Guide

Croatia

25%

30 June of each year (Within 6 months of the end of the calendar year in which the tax was incurred)

cyprus | VAT IT | 13th Directive VAT Rate Guide

Cyprus

19%

30 September of the year following the claim year date

czech republic | VAT IT | 13th Directive VAT Rate Guide

Czech Republic

21%

30 June of each year (Within 6 months of the end of the calendar year in which the tax was incurred)

denmark | VAT IT | 13th Directive VAT Rate Guide

Denmark

25%

30 September of the year following the claim year date

estonia | VAT IT | 13th Directive VAT Rate Guide

Estonia

20%

30 September of the year following the claim year date

finland 1 | VAT IT | 13th Directive VAT Rate Guide

Finland

24%

30 September of the year following the claim year date

france 1 | VAT IT | 13th Directive VAT Rate Guide

France

20%

30 June of each year (Within 6 months of the end of the calendar year in which the tax was incurred)

germany 1 | VAT IT | 13th Directive VAT Rate Guide

Germany

19%

30 June of each year (Within 6 months of the end of the calendar year in which the tax was incurred)

greece | VAT IT | 13th Directive VAT Rate Guide

Greece

24%

30 September of the year following the claim year date

hungary | VAT IT | 13th Directive VAT Rate Guide

Hungary

27%

30 September of the year following the claim year date

iceland | VAT IT | 13th Directive VAT Rate Guide

Iceland

24%

30 June of each year (Within 6 months of the end of the calendar year in which the tax was incurred)

ireland 1 | VAT IT | 13th Directive VAT Rate Guide

Ireland

23%

30 June of each year (Within 6 months of the end of the calendar year in which the tax was incurred)

italy 1 | VAT IT | 13th Directive VAT Rate Guide

Italy

22%

30 September of the year following the claim year date

latvia | VAT IT | 13th Directive VAT Rate Guide

Latvia

21%

30 September of the year following the claim year date

lithuania | VAT IT | 13th Directive VAT Rate Guide

Lithuania

21%

30 June of each year (Within 6 months of the end of the calendar year in which the tax was incurred)

luxembourg 1 | VAT IT | 13th Directive VAT Rate Guide

Luxembourg

17%

30 June of each year (Within 6 months of the end of the calendar year in which the tax was incurred)

malta | VAT IT | 13th Directive VAT Rate Guide

Malta

18%

30 June of each year (Within 6 months of the end of the calendar year in which the tax was incurred)

monaco | VAT IT | 13th Directive VAT Rate Guide

Monaco

20%

30 June of each year (Within 6 months of the end of the calendar year in which the tax was incurred)

netherlands 1 | VAT IT | 13th Directive VAT Rate Guide

Netherlands

21%

30 June of each year (Within 6 months of the end of the calendar year in which the tax was incurred)

norway | VAT IT | 13th Directive VAT Rate Guide

Norway

25%

30 June of each year (Within 6 months of the end of the calendar year in which the tax was incurred)

republic of poland | VAT IT | 13th Directive VAT Rate Guide

Poland

23%

30 June of each year (Within 6 months of the end of the calendar year in which the tax was incurred)

portugal 1 | VAT IT | 13th Directive VAT Rate Guide

Portugal

23%

30 September of the year following the claim year date

romania | VAT IT | 13th Directive VAT Rate Guide

Romania

19%

30 September of the year following the claim year date

saudi arabia 1 | VAT IT | 13th Directive VAT Rate Guide

Saudi Arabia

22%

30 June of each year (Within 6 months of the end of the calendar year in which the tax was incurred)

serbia 1 | VAT IT | 13th Directive VAT Rate Guide

Serbia

20%

30 June of each year (Within 6 months of the end of the calendar year in which the tax was incurred)

slovakia | VAT IT | 13th Directive VAT Rate Guide

Slovakia

20%

30 June of each year (Within 6 months of the end of the calendar year in which the tax was incurred)

slovenia | VAT IT | 13th Directive VAT Rate Guide

Slovenia

22%

30 June of each year (Within 6 months of the end of the calendar year in which the tax was incurred)

south korea 1 | VAT IT | 13th Directive VAT Rate Guide

South Korea

10%

30 June of each year (Within 6 months of the end of the calendar year in which the tax was incurred)

spain 1 | VAT IT | 13th Directive VAT Rate Guide

Spain

21%

30 September of the year following the claim year date

sweden 1 | VAT IT | 13th Directive VAT Rate Guide

Sweden

25%

30 June of each year (Within 6 months of the end of the calendar year in which the tax was incurred)

switzerland 1 | VAT IT | 13th Directive VAT Rate Guide

Switzerland

7.7%

30 June of each year (Within 6 months of the end of the calendar year in which the tax was incurred)

taiwan 1 | VAT IT | 13th Directive VAT Rate Guide

Taiwan

5%

30 June of each year (Within 6 months of the end of the calendar year in which the tax was incurred)

united arab emirates 1 | VAT IT | 13th Directive VAT Rate Guide

United Arab Emirates

5%

January to December of the previous year

united kingdom 1 | VAT IT | 13th Directive VAT Rate Guide

United Kingdom

20%

31 December of each year

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