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A VAT Refund Guide to 

Finland

How to get VAT Refunds from Finland for your business

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

Which countries have reciprocity with Finland?

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 Finland?

ENTERTAINMENT & HOSPITALITY

Entertainment

0%
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Hotels & Accommodation

10%
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Restaurants

0%

EVENTS

Conferences, Trade Shows & Exhibitions

24%

Training Courses & Seminars

24%

GENERAL EXPENSES

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Goods

24%

Inter-company charges

24%

Office Expenses

24%
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Marketing Costs

24%

Professional Fees & AP invoices

24%

TRAVEL RELATED

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Car Rental

24%
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Fuel

20%
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Public Transport

0%
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Taxis

10%

Additional Information

How far back can your business claim VAT from Finland?
January to December of the previous year
What’s the foreign VAT deadline in Finland?
30 September of the year following the claim year date
How long does it take to receive a VAT refund from Finland?
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 Finland

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