Foreign VAT Refunds Guide from Spain
The following information details the requirements needed to be eligible for a VAT refund in Spain. These include claimable expense types, the Spain VAT rates and deadlines, as well as claiming periods.
What Expenses are Claimable for VAT Refund in the Spain
What are the Spain VAT Rates?
Spain divides VAT rates into the following three categories:
Applies to mostly all goods and services.
• The reduced rate of 10% applies to certain goods and services, including passenger transport, hotel accommodation, and some food and drink items.
• The reduced rate of 4% applies to certain goods and services, including some food and drink items, certain medical products, and books and newspapers.
Applies to certain food items, books, and medicines.
How to Get VAT Refunds from Spain for Your Business?
VAT Refunds Guide for EU Companies
VAT Refunds Guide for Non-EU Companies
Frequently Asked Questions About Spain VAT Recovery
September 30 of the year following the claim year date.
All countries. With limitations applied to specific countries such as Canada, Israel, Japan, Monaco and Norway.
January to December of the previous year.
It can take up to five months for EU and six months for Non-EU businesses for a VAT refund to be processed by the Spain Tax Authority depending on complexity of the claim.
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