The deadline for applying for a refund of tax paid in another Member State is approaching 

Authors: Jiří Šindelář, Barbora Halousková, Andrea Kleinová
In another part of our article on the subject refunds of value added tax (hereinafter "VAT") paid in another EU Member State, we would like to draw your attention to the upcoming deadline for submission of the respective application, which expires on 30 September 2021. It is important to keep in mind that the deadline for submission of application cannot be extended. Therefore, if the taxpayer misses this deadline, the VAT refund claim expires fully.

Therefore, if your company has purchased goods or services in another Member State which has been subject to the local tax, it is necessary to start collecting and preparing the documents required for assembly of the application immediately. In this respect, we would also like to alert you that the application for refund of VAT paid in another EU Member State must be submitted on a specific form solely and exclusively via application of tax administration which is necessary to gain special access to.

After submission of the application, it very often happens that the Tax Authority begins to verify the legitimacy of the claimed amount. It is, therefore, recommendable to have additional evidence to confirm the claim to a refund.

You can read more about this topic in our previous article.

Our company has extensive experience with the preparation of applications for VAT refunds. So, if you would like to help with this agenda, do not hesitate to contact us.

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