A VAT refund guide to Greece

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

Which countries have reciprocity with Greece?

All EU countries, Norway, Switzerland, the United Kingdom

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

What expenses are claimable in Greece?

Entertainment

Entertainment
0%
Hotels & Accommodation
0%
Restaurants
0%

Events

Conferences, Trade Shows & Exhibitions
24%
Training Courses & Seminars
24%

Travel Related

Car Rental
0%
Fuel
0%
Public Transport
0%
Taxis
0%

General Expenses

Goods
24%
Inter-company charges
24%
Office Expenses
24%
Marketing Costs
24%
Professional Fees & AP invoices
24%

Additional Information

How far back can your business claim VAT from Greece?
January - December of previous year for all countries
What’s the foreign VAT deadline in Greece?
30 September for all countries
How long does it take to receive a VAT refund from Greece?
Depending on the complexity of your application and the capacity at the VAT authority, it can take up to 9 months to receive a VAT refund from Greece

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