Practical Tips & Advice

International VAT refunds

Published: 24 Aug 2010

VAT (similar to sales tax) is automatically charged on a wide range of goods and services sold within the European Union and some other non-EU countries. The VAT rate varies.

The items that can be eligible for VAT refunds are expenses that have been incurred

* Taxis, car hire and transportation
* Hotel bills and accommodation
* Restaurant meals and subsistence
* Business entertaining
* Conferences, trade exhibitions and training courses
* Marketing and advertising, promotional materials and printing

These vary according to the country and may have restrictions. There are also time limits when making a claim, so it is important to understand the requirements in each country.


Content provided by the Event Organisers' Guide by Trinity Conferences Ltd

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