Foreign VAT Refunds Guide from Sweden

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

What Expenses are Claimable for VAT Refund in Sweden?

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

What are the Sweden VAT Rates?

Sweden 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, hotel accommodation, and some cultural events.

• Additionally, some goods and services are subject to a reduced VAT rate of 6%, such as books, newspapers, and public transportation.
Applies to certain goods and services, such as exports and intra-community supplies of goods.

How to Get VAT Refunds from Sweden for Your Business?

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Sweden VAT Recovery

June 30 annually, within six months of the conclusion calendar year in which the tax was incurred.

January-December of the previous year.

It can take up to 3 months for EU businesses and 6 months for Non-EU businesses to get a VAT refund to be processed by the Sweden Tax Authority depending on complexity of the claim.

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