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Brexit: Claim VAT refunds from EU countries after Brexit

2 October 2019

Find out how to claim VAT refunds from EU member states after Brexit

You will not be able to use HMRC’s VAT online services to claim a VAT refund from an EU member state after 17:00 on 31 October 2019. 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 Brexit.

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

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