UK trials post-Brexit foreign VAT recovery portal

5 October 2020

In preparation for the Brexit transition period ending, the UK tax authorities (HMRC) are trialling a new VAT recovery portal which will allow certain non-resident businesses to recover any eligible UK VAT they incur. 

This VAT reclaim mechanism will be used by foreign companies to claim back VAT in the UK where they are not required to have a VAT registration in place to do so. 

If successful, this new portal will replace the existing paper-based claims for non-EU companies (13th Directive refund claims) and the EU VAT refund mechanism currently used by EU entities. 

Are you trading globally? Whether you require basic VAT advice or specific VAT compliance support, Fiscal Solutions can help. Our team of multi-lingual experts are knowledgeable in all the different VAT rules in Europe and around the world.

We help you simplify today’s complexities and address tomorrow’s challenges. The values we represent, and our consistent advice, mean you can trust Fiscal Solutions to do the right thing – for you and your organisation.

Get in touch

Let us solve your current business VAT challenges


Belgium to cut e-book VAT rate from 1 January 2022

From 1 January 2022, the Belgium tax authorities have confirmed that the VAT rate on the sale of e-books, e-manuals, e-newspapers, and e-magazines sold online...


Ukraine to apply VAT on digital services from January...

From 1 January 2022, Ukraine will impose VAT at 20% on the sale of e-services to local consumers by non-resident businesses.  At present, non-resident...


Does a UK e-commerce business need an IOSS...

From 1 July 2021, the EU’s new e-commerce VAT reforms will be introduced allowing sellers to no longer pay import VAT at clearance on low-value consignments...


Gated Content

The following email providers are not accepted: gmail, hotmail, yahoo. Please use proper company email.