Cross Border VAT Reclaim

Avail of our hassle-free foreign VAT reclaim solution providing substantial savings for your international business travel and expenses.

Recovering cross border VAT is a complicated and confusing process. Registering with local tax authorities, submitting claims for all countries, understanding what is allowed and disallowed in each region, and dealing with state tax authorities is a challenge. As Global VAT Reclaim experts, we deal with every element of our client’s VAT reclaim process from the initial engagement, processing all digital and paper documentation, submission, and reclaim in an efficient, transparent, and compliant manner.

The Process







Why talk to us about your Cross Border VAT Reclaim?

In these COVID-19 affected and competitive times, cost-saving measures are critical to business sustainability. We provide an end-to-end seamless VAT recovery solution to assist our valued clients in recouping cross-border value added taxes and maximising refund potential on (MICE) business travel and many other accounts payable spend with little effort from our clients.

Our cutting edge data analysis technology and VAT reclaim experts provide a hybrid solution to reclaim unrealised VAT for business throughout the world.

The process of reclaiming cross border VAT is a complex and time-consuming process and can be daunting for many organisations. Approximately fifty percent of EU companies and a much higher level of non-EU organisations still do not reclaim their foreign VAT. Of the larger companies that do reclaim VAT, many encounter VAT reclaim difficulties. Claims are submitted on a country by county bases adhering to local legislation. This requires local procedural knowledge and the ability to speak the language. Non-EU companies require a reciprocal VAT agreement with their home state. Many countries also need a Fiscal Representative in situ to grant non-European businesses VAT refunds.

We are a global indirect tax solution provider of choice for companies that value superior customer focus and service. Our responsive attention to our clients’ specific requirements sets us apart from many providers and empowers our team to deliver a flexible approach to meet all expectations and challenges.

EU VAT Chart

The EU VAT Chart lists the eligible VAT refundable business expenses available to EU entities in jurisdictions where they are not VAT registered as and from January 2021.

This VAT Chart was updated March 2021.

Cross Border VAT Reclaim Chart
EU VAT Chart

Non-EU Countries

EU VAT Chart

Download our Cross Border VAT Chart

A. Restrictions and limitations may apply.
B. VAT reclaim only possible if reciprocity recognised.

All dates indicated in PINK are temporary COVID 19 related VAT rates.

Seamless integration with client’s cloud-based expenses solution

Our flexible approach and technology allow us to work hand in hand with your internal systems to optimise our efforts while minimizing your team’s required involvement. Our VAT Reclaim specialist team, process, and automated systems are designed to work with all third-party travel, expenses, and invoice tools. Our onboarding team will extract your T&E data and process your VAT reclaim seamlessly after our easy set-up process. If, however, you prefer or are required to use traditional paper-based processing, that is no problem. We will retrieve or copy your paperwork and provide you with an efficient process and prompt VAT recovery result to save your company valuable revenue.

Don't just take our word for it...

“The Group commenced using the services of Global Tax Reclaim in November 2013, to reclaim VAT associated with EU travel and related costs. With GTR’s help, the VAT refunds received have subsidised the necessary costs of EU marketing and promotion. We have found the VAT recovery process to be efficient and transparent and GTR’s contingency based fees value for money. Finally, our expectations have always been exceeded.”

Investments and Taxation Manager – Leading provider of services in the pharmaceutical and healthcare sector

Leading provider of services in the pharmaceutical and healthcare sector
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