Refund of Spanish VAT
Spanish jargon for Spanish VAT: IVA, Impuesto sobre el Valor Aňandido
- 21%VAT percentage high rate
- 10% and 4%VAT percentage reduced and low rate
- Deadline for reclaiming Spanish VAT for the year 2021 is 30 September 2022
Reclaiming Spanish VAT (IVA)
Companies who are trading in Spain can reclaim the VAT paid in Spain. Please send your Spanish invoices to InterVAT. Even when you think or hear that reclaiming is not possible. We will look at the possibilities for refund of the VAT paid in Germany. So you will never miss a refunded Euro.
How can you know whether you have paid VAT in Spain?
If you have paid VAT in Spain you can see this on the invoice where there is indicated IVA (abbreviation of Impuesto sobre el Valor Aňandido). The percentage indicated is 21%, 10% or 4%.
Refund of Spanish VAT, what should I think about?
Refund of the VAT paid in Spain is possible for the following items:
- Car rental
- Purchase of materials for installation
- Costs relating to seminars, conferences, meeting or congresses in Spain
- Food, drinks, lunch, dinner
- Purchase and delivery
- Purchase of raw materials
Example: When you are selling a machine to a client in Spain, and a local subcontractor based in Spain is installing this machine on your behalf. This is called an installation delivery. The Spanih VAT paid (IVA on the invoice) for the installation costs is easily reclaimable through InterVAT.
Your application for refund of Spanish VAT has been rejected by the Spanish Tax Office?
Let your rejected application for refund of Spanish VAT be reviewed by InterVAT. It happens regularly that invoices with Spanish value added tax 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 Spain
Send all invoices of payments in Spain to our VAT specialists. They will check and take care of the maximum refundable amount possible. Within a couple of days after receipt of your invoices, you will receive a confirmation indicating the maximum refundable VAT amount. You can follow your refund claim for repayment of Spanish VAT online on our portal.
- Deadline for reclaiming Spanish turnover tax for the year 2021 for companies is 30 September 2022