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| March 14, 2019

Requesting return of VAT from the Great Britain with regard to Brexit

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The question if Great Britain will leave the EU on 29 March, or if it will leave with or without a deal, remains open. All of this may have an influence on the option of requesting return of VAT paid in the UK. We therefore recommend not to wait until the standard deadline of 30 September 2019 for return of VAT from the UK for the year 2018, but to request return of VAT by 29 March 2019. The question of the option of returning VAT from the UK for part of the year 2019 remains problematic as well, because according to the current legislation, VAT return is not enabled for a period shorter than 3 months (unless being for the remainder of a year). In case of need, please contact us.