EU VAT refunds

We understand that the HMRC portal for reclaiming VAT incurred in other EU member states will remain open until 31 March 2021. This should enable claims to be made under the existing procedures for expenses incurred in 2019 and 2020.

Further information on the existing procedures can be found at

  • A former client - UK VAT-registered business that reclaims TVA on business expenses incurred in France - has been advised by the French Direction Générale des Impôts to submit their claim for refund of 2019 TVA by 31st January 2020 at the latest, and preferably 2 weeks before then (I think it may even have been 15th January).