Refund of Finnish VAT

Denomination for Finnish VAT: ALV (Arvonlisävero)

  • 24%
    VAT percentage high rate
  • 14% and 10%
    VAT percentage reduced and low rates
  • Deadline for reclaiming Finnish VAT for the year 2019 for companies based within the EU is 30 September 2020
  • Deadline for reclaiming Finnish VAT for the year 2019 for companies based outside the EU based is 30 June 2020

Reclaiming Finnish VAT (ALV)

Companies can reclaim the VAT paid in Finland. Please send your Finnish 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 Finland. So you will never miss a refunded Euro.

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

If you have paid VAT in Finland, you can see this on the invoice where is indicated ALV(an abbreviation of Arvonlisävero). The percentages indicated are 24%, 14% or 10%.

Refund of Finnish VAT, what should I think about?

Refund of the VAT paid in Finland 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 Finland
  • 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 Finland. A local subcontractor based in Finland is installing this machine on your behalf. There is an installation delivery. The Finnish VAT paid (ALV on the invoice) for the installation costs is easily reclaimable through us.

Is your application for refund of Finnish VAT been rejected?

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

Maximum refund of your VAT paid in Finland

Submit all invoices and receipts of payments in Finland. 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 Finnish VAT online on our portal.

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