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?
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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