A VAT Refund Guide to

Estonia

How to get VAT Refunds from Estonia for your business

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

Which countries have reciprocity with Estonia?

All EU countries, Iceland, Israel, Norway and Switzerland

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

What expenses are claimable in Estonia?

ENTERTAINMENT & HOSPITALITY

Entertainment

20%

Hotels & Accommodation

9%

Restaurants

20%

EVENTS

Conferences, Trade Shows & Exhibitions

20%

Training Courses & Seminars

20%

GENERAL EXPENSES

Goods

20%

Inter-company charges

20%

Office Expenses

20%

Marketing Costs

20%

Professional Fees & AP invoices

20%

TRAVEL RELATED

Car Rental

0%

Fuel

20%

Public Transport

0%

Taxis

20%

Additional Information

How far back can your business claim VAT from Estonia?
January to December of the previous year
What’s the foreign VAT deadline in Estonia?
30 September of the year following the claim year date
How long does it take to receive a VAT refund from Estonia?
Depending on the complexity of your application and the capacity at the VAT authority, it can take up to 5 months to receive a VAT refund from Estonia

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