A VAT refund guide to Ireland

How to get VAT Refunds from Ireland for your business
Considering starting a business in Ireland? We've got you covered! Read on to stay on top of the constantly shifting VAT 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.
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Which countries have reciprocity with Ireland?

Refunds can only be granted if the country where the business is established grants reciprocal VAT refunds to Irish businesses. There is no published list of countries with reciprocal agreements available.

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

What expenses are claimable in Ireland?

Entertainment

Entertainment
0%
Hotels & Accommodation
13.5%
Restaurants
0%

Events

Conferences, Trade Shows & Exhibitions
23%
Training Courses & Seminars
23%

Travel Related

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

General Expenses

Goods
23%
Inter-company charges
23%
Office Expenses
23%
Marketing Costs
23%
Professional Fees & AP invoices
23%

Additional Information

How far back can your business claim VAT from Ireland?
January - December of previous year for all countries
What’s the foreign VAT deadline in Ireland?
30 September for companies that are based inside the EU (including Canary Islands and Monaco). 30 June for companies that are based outside the EU (excluding Canary Islands and Monaco).
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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