Reclaiming VAT

Overview

You can reclaim Value-Added Tax (VAT) in certain circumstances through your VAT return.

This section explains:

  • who can reclaim VAT
  • what VAT you can reclaim
  • what VAT you cannot reclaim
  • how persons engaged in taxable, exempt and non-business activities can reclaim VAT
  • how to claim back the flat-rate addition
  • how to reclaim VAT on qualifying conferences
  • how to make adjustments for VAT already claimed.
  • Irish VAT-registered traders reclaiming VAT from European Union Member States

The time limit for claiming a repayment of VAT is four years.

The Revenue website also contains information in respect of claiming VAT on motor vehicles.

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