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A VAT Refund Guide to 

Monaco

How to get VAT Refunds from Monaco for your business

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

Which countries have reciprocity with Monaco?

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 Monaco?

ENTERTAINMENT & HOSPITALITY

Entertainment

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Hotels & Accommodation

5.5%
Only in certain circumstances
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Restaurants

10%

EVENTS

Conferences, Trade Shows & Exhibitions

20%

Training Courses & Seminars

20%

GENERAL EXPENSES

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Goods

20%

Inter-company charges

20%

Office Expenses

20%
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Marketing Costs

20%

Professional Fees & AP invoices

20%

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 Monaco?
January to December of the previous year
What’s the foreign VAT deadline in Monaco?
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 Monaco?
Depending on the complexity of your application and the capacity at the VAT authority, it can take up to 4 months for EU businesses and up to 6 months for Non-EU businesses to receive a VAT refund from Monaco

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