are eligible to claim VAT refunds on certain business related
expenses if you are incorporated in any country other than the
country from which you wish to claim a VAT refund.
EXPENSES ARE ELIGIBLE?
chart overleaf outlines some of the current expenses that are
eligible. This includes expenses incurred on hotels, meals,
professional fees, car rentals, trade fairs, training courses
etc. AVR enables you to reclaim expenses incurred in the past on
a retroactive basis.
legislation in the E.U. enables an applicant to claim VAT
refunds up to six months after the end of the financial year in
which the expenses were incurred. In some cases, it may be
possible to submit retrospective claims for VAT refunds. Thus,
potential exists for a sizeable initial claim.
DOES AVR DO?
is a global organization dedicated to the task of
providing assistance to companies wishing to reclaim Value
Added Tax (VAT) paid on business expenditure. As your
appointed VAT Reclaim Agent, AVR will:
your firm's eligibility to reclaim VAT.
and organize all original receipts to assess the extent of
your potential VAT refund.
possible, obtain replacements of missing or incorrectly
and assist in setting up internal procedures compatible
with existing policies, thus enabling your company
maximize its future VAT reclamation.
all necessary documentation to ensure your company's
continued eligibility for VAT refunds.
VAT from all E.U. member states as well as several other
countries on behalf of non-resident companies.
your invoices through our retrieval service, simplifying
your task and ensuring valuable invoices are not missed.
you with other international VAT enquiries.
all claims and deal with any questions VAT authorities may
quarterly statements detailing the status of your
company's application and refunds.
your refund and forward it to you in the currency of your
choice/ net of AVR's contingent fees.
DOES IT WORK?
claims for refunds must be supported by original receipts for
the business related expenses. AVR will work with your company
to establish a method for receipt retrieval that is compatible
with your company's existing procedures.
These receipts along with the necessary documentation will be
filed by AVR with the respective authorities. VAT authorities
can take up to six months to review a claim. When your claim has
been processed, the original invoices will be returned to you.
AVR will send you a payment net of their fee promptly, after
receipt of the refund. Payment will be made in the currency of
MUCH DO YOU PAY?
refund, no charge.
charges a fee contingent on successful refunds only. There is no
processing fee for work done in the preparation of your VAT
refund application. If your application is unsuccessful, your
company will not be liable for any fee or expenses.
TO OBTAIN YOUR REFUND?
AVR makes the
application process simple for your company. You need to file
only two documents at the outset and one document annually to
become eligible for VAT Refund. AVR takes care of all the other
necessary paperwork on your behalf.
Letter of Authority (Addressed to each country in which you
intend to reclaim VAT on your Co. letterhead)
(TAX) CERTIFICATE or letter issued by the local tax authorities
must be filed in every country from which you wish to claim a
refund. This is a simple certificate that states only the name,
address and permanent account number of the company.
FOR FILING CLAIMS -
legislation enables an applicant to file a claim within the
Cut Off Date
July 1 through June 30
other countries from Jan 1 through
December 31 June
TIME PERIODS CAN YOU RECLAIM FOR?
country permits you to file a claim within six months of the end
of their financial year.
permits you to go back for a period of four years.