What can you claim?
Expenses eligible for claiming VAT
If you conduct business overseas such as attending training courses, international sales conferences or exhibitions, you can claim VAT back on many of the expenses you’ll incur during the trip. The expenses that are eligible for claiming VAT back on include:
- Car rental
- Conferences, trade shows and exhibitions
- Hotels and accommodation
- Information office expenses
- Intercompany charges
- Leased lines
- Marketing costs
- Professional fees
- Public transport (including buses, trains and taxis)
- Restaurants and entertainment
- Telephone bills
- Training courses or seminars
The specific expenses that are eligible for VAT reclaims depend on which country you’re claiming from, as well as where you’re located. For more details on the VAT rules for specific countries, download our VAT tables. Or, if you have more questions, contact us.
In terms of both the service and benefits we’ve received, we’d recommend VATit to any company needing VAT recovery assistance.
CG Van Vuuren, Financial Manager, Heinz