Foreign VAT Refunds Guide from Greece

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

What Expenses are Claimable for VAT Refund in Greece?

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

What are the Greece VAT Rates?

Greece divides VAT rates into three categories:

The standard rate, applied to most goods and services.
Greece has two reduced VAT rates; 13% for certain goods and services, and 6% for specific categories like books and pharmaceutical products.
Reduced rates are applicable for the Aegean Islands, including Chios, Kos, Leros, Lesbos, and Samos.

How to Get VAT Refunds from Greece for Your Business?

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Greece VAT Recovery

September 30 for all countries.

All EU countries and the United Kingdom.

January-December of the previous year.

It can take up to 9 months depending on complexity of the VAT claim.

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