Refund of Austrian VAT

Denomination for Austria VAT: MwSt (Mehrwertsteuer)

  • 20%
    VAT percentage high rate
  • 13% and 10%
    VAT percentage reduced and low rates
  • Deadline for reclaiming Austrian VAT for the year 2019 for companies based within the EU is 30 September 2020
  • Deadline for reclaiming Austrian VAT for the year 2019 for companies based outside the EU based is 30 June 2020

Reclaiming Austrian VAT (MwSt)

Companies can reclaim the VAT paid in Austria. Please send your Austrian tax invoices and receipts to our VAT specialists. Even when you think or hear that reclaiming is not possible. We will look at the possibilities for refund of the VAT paid in Austria. So you will never miss a refunded Euro.

How can you check whether you have paid VAT in Austria?

If you have paid VAT in Austria, you can see this on the invoice where is indicated MwSt (an abbreviation of Mehrwertsteuer). The percentages indicated are 20%, 13% or 10%.

Refund of Austrian VAT, what should I think about?

Refund of the VAT paid in Austria is possible for the following items:

  • Car rental (50% refundable)
  • Fuel (for passenger cars 50% refundable)
  • Hotel accommodation by installation and/ or recharging
  • Costs relating to seminars, conferences, meeting or congresses in Austria
  • Food, dinner, lunch by installation and/or recharging
  • Purchase of materialsfor deliveries and/or installation
  • Purchase of raw materials
  • Purchase and delivery of goods

Example: You are selling a machine to a client in Austria. A local subcontractor based in Austria is installing this machine on your behalf. There is an installation delivery. The Austrian VAT paid (MwSt on the invoice) for the installation costs is easily reclaimable through us.

Is your application for refund of Austrian VAT been rejected?

Let your rejected application for refund of Austrian VAT be reviewed by our VAT experts. Regularly invoices with Austrian VAT are rejected for refund. We are happy to review the denial decision for you. Often we still see possibilities to reclaim the rejected turnover tax on your invoices.

Maximum refund of your VAT paid in Austria

Submit all invoices and receipts of payments in Austria. We will check and take care of the maximum refundable amount possible. Within a couple of days after receiving your invoices, you will receive a confirmation indicating the maximum refundable VAT amount. You can follow your refund claim for repayment of Austrian VAT online on our portal.

  • Deadline for reclaiming Austrian VAT for the year 2019 for companies based within the EU is 30 September 2020
  • Deadline for reclaiming Austrian VAT for the year 2019 for companies based outside the EU based is 30 June 2020
Reclaim your Austrian VAT now!
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