HMRC update guidance on claiming VAT refunds using EU-wide VAT IT system
Released 06 February 2019
HMRC have updated guidance to highlight that the EU-wide VAT IT system will no longer be available for refund claims after a no deal Brexit.
VAT IT system rules and processes if the UK leaves the EU without a deal explains about changes to the way VAT is paid or reclaimed if the UK leaves EU-wide VAT IT systems. The guidance has been updated to clarify that anyone wanting to use the EU VAT refund electronic system to submit a refund claim for 2018 will need to do so by 5pm on 29 March 2019. If claims are submitted after that, HMRC will not be able to send the claim on to the relevant EU member state.
View the updated guidance VAT IT system rules and processes if the UK leaves the EU without a deal.