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Brexit: Claim VAT refunds from EU countries from 1 January 2021

2 October 2019

Find out how to claim VAT refunds from EU member states from 1 January 2021

You will not be able to use HMRC’s VAT online services to claim a VAT refund from an EU member state from 1 January 2021. You’ll still be able to view your previous claims.

Claim a refund after Brexit

Each EU member state has its own process for refunding VAT to businesses based outside the EU. You’ll need to use the process for the EU member state where you’re claiming a refund, even for unclaimed expenses you had before 31 December 2020.

The European Commission provides information on what the process is for each country.

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