Recovery of UK Vat 2021


Claim refunds of UK VAT from 1 January 2021 if you’re an EU business

The UK has left the EU, and the transition period after Brexit comes to an end this year.

This page tells you what you’ll need to do from 1 January 2021. It will be updated if anything changes.

You can also read about the transition period.

You can continue to use the EU VAT refund electronic system to claim refunds of VAT charged in the UK before 1 January 2021, until 11pm on 31 March 2021.

You must follow the manual processes for businesses outside the UK:

  • for EU VAT refund claims made on or after 1 April 2021
  • if you’re claiming back VAT charged on or after 1 January 2021

You will still be able to view or amend your previously submitted EU VAT refund claims until 31 January 2022.

Published 9 October 2019