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Notices on value added tax (VAT) refund procedures for Brexit

Notices on value added tax (VAT) refund procedures for the United Kingdom withdrawal from the EU (Brexit) - Status: 1 February 2020

The United Kingdom has left the EU at the end of 31 January 2020. There is now a transition period. The current rules on VAT refund (Council Directive 2008/9/EC of 12 February 2008) will continue to apply until 31 December 2020. You can submit refund applications for periods regarding calendar year 2020 according to the aforementioned Council Directive until 31 march 2021. As soon as the EU and UK have agreed on new rules, you will receive further information here.