Foreign VAT Refunds Guide from Finland

The following information details the requirements needed to be eligible for a VAT refund in Finland. These include claimable expense types, the Finland VAT rates and deadlines, as well as claiming periods.

What Expenses are Claimable for VAT Refund in Finland?

Hotel & Accommodation
0 %
0 %
Conf, Trade Shows & Expo
10 %
Public Transport
0 %
10 %
Marketing Costs
10 %
Professional Fees
10 %
Car Rental
10 %
Training, Courses & Seminar
10 %

What are the Finland VAT Rates?

Finland divides VAT rates into the following three categories:

Applies to all goods and services.
• VAT rate 12% applies to certain goods and services, such as food (people and livestock), restaurant, and catering services.

• Additionally, some goods and services are subject to a reduced VAT rate of 6%, such as books, newspapers, and periodicals in any format), medical supplies, admission to cultural events, accommodation, passenger transport, art, and sports and exercise services books.
Applies to certain goods, such as exports, intra-community supplies of goods and non-profits

How to Get VAT Refunds from Finland for Your Business?

VAT Refunds Guide for EU Companies
VAT Refunds Guide for Non-EU Companies

Frequently Asked Questions About Finland VAT Recovery

June 30 following the claim year date.

It can take up to 5 months for businesses to get a VAT refund to be processed by the Finland Tax Authority depending on the complexity of the claim.

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