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International VAT recovery

Ecotrans manages your international VAT refunds

Transport companies, coach operators and road professionals used to travel on motorways abroad are regularly confronted with foreign tax issues: international VAT can also represent an impacting and significant cost.
It is of course possible to obtain reimbursement, but the procedure requires many administrative formalities, since the conditions for recovery differ according to the country concerned.

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Ecotrans makes your life easier

Are you short of time and/or unfamiliar with intra-community VAT recovery procedures? ECOTRANS simplifies the task for you by taking care of the refund procedure: we take care of all the formalities, and collect it for you in any country of the European Union.

International VAT recovery procedures

Two choices exist for the recovery of international VAT :
  • Every quarter, with a refund made 6 months after the requests (for amounts above 400€ VAT per quarter)
  • Or once a year: for year N, a series of documents must be provided by 30 April of year N+1 at the latest to enable the file to be examined :
    • The original of the certificate of taxable status (sheet 3558-SD) within the framework of the 6th VAT Directive (77/388/EEC). Period of validity: 1 year
    • Stamped and signed VAT recovery conditions
    • The management mandate
    • The originals of the invoices and credit notes concerned

VAT rates by country

The VAT rate varies according to the country.
For your information, here is a summary table of the VAT rate to be recovered by country:

Country
VAT rate to be recovered
Italy
22%
Spain
21%
Poland
23%
Greece
23%
Switzerland
-
Netherlands
21%
Germany
19%
Hungary
27%
Portugal
23%
Czech Republic
21%
Austria
20%
Romania
24%
Belgium
21%
Luxembourg
15%
Slovenia
22%

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International VAT recovery

Road professionals, coach operators, transporters, truck drivers...
The Ecotrans team is at your disposal to answer your questions.

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P.A.E. Les Glaisins
6 Avenue du Pré Félin
74 000 - Annecy

Tél : 04 50 33 39 99
Fax : 04 50 64 14 61

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