Refund of Portuguese VAT

Denomination for Portuguese VAT: IVA (Impuesto Sobre El Valor AƱadido)

  • 23%
    VAT percentage high rate
  • 13% and 6%
    VAT percentage reduced and low rates
  • Deadline for reclaiming Portuguese VAT for the year 2019 for companies based within the EU is 30 September 2020
  • Deadline for reclaiming Portuguese VAT for the year 2019 for companies based outside the EU based is 30 September 2020

Reclaiming Portuguese VAT (IVA)

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

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

If you have paid VAT in Portugal, you can see this on the invoice where is indicated IVA (an abbreviation of ImpuestoSobre El ValorAƱadido). The percentages indicated are 23%, 13% or 6%.

Refund of Portuguese VAT, what should I think about?

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

Is your application for refund of Portuguese VAT been rejected?

Let your rejected application for refund of Portuguese VAT be reviewed by our VAT experts. Regularly invoices with Portuguese 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 Portugal

Submit all invoices and receipts of payments in Portugal. 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 Portuguese VAT online on our portal.

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