How long does it take to receive a VAT refund?

All tax refunds are issued on discretion of the tax authorities. This being said, for claims submitted under the 8th Directive your organisation’s VAT must be refunded within 4 months of the submission of the application. For claims submitted under the 13th Directive and other reciprocity rules, this period may be longer. Actual processing time at Taxback International can also vary from country to country.

Taxback International’s Clean Claims Policy means we only submit claims that have been verified as accurate, saving tax official’s time and ensuring continued strong relationships with foreign tax offices, resulting in faster refunds for your organisation. Depending on where your costs have been incurred, you may receive your VAT refund in as little as four weeks.