Germany - VAT Rates & Refunds

VAT reclaim from Germany can be complex. To makes things simpler, we’ve broken down the percentage of VAT on Germany expenses that you can reclaim for

The following rates table apply if your company is not based in the EU.
If your company is based in the EU, click here

How far back can I claim?

January to December of the previous year

Deadline for claims submissions

30 June of each year (Within 6 months of the end of the calendar year in which the tax was incurred)

Training Courses / Seminars

19%

Conferences / Trade Show

19%

Fuel

0%

Hotels

7%/19%

Marketing Costs

19%

Goods and Samples

19%

Office Expenses

19%

Telephone

19%

Professional Fees

19%

Public Transport

7%/19%

Restaurants

19%

Entertainment

7%/19%

Taxis

7%/19%

Car Rental

19%

Other Services

0%
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