Added Tax. It is also known as a Goods and Services Tax (GST). Many
countries have this tax. If you are a visitor to a country that has a VAT/GST
you may be entitled to get the VAT/GST amount you paid for a purchase when you leave the country
or after you get home.
Here is some general information about European VAT for travelers who are not from a European Union country.
VAT refunds for business travelers for business expenses are different from those for
leisure travelers and you will probably be able to get back more money. There are
companies that specialize in helping businesses recover VAT taxes.
|Wikipedia - Value Added Tax. Start here if you are unfamiliar with VAT/GST. They have everything you want to know about VAT/GST worldwide whether you are a tourist or businessperson.|
The European Union, Canada, India, Mexico, Australia and New Zealand all have VAT/GST systems.
International Sales Tax Refund Corporation (INSATAX)
They can recover VAT taxes for your company on business expenses in Canada
World Travel & Tourism Tax Policy Center provides a clear and concise
explanation of VAT worldwide with extensive links to sites that will
assist you in recovering VAT expenses.
They offer a worldwide Tax Free Shopping
service and are in 35 countries and at more than 230,000 retail outlets
around the globe. Therefore you can always be sure to enjoy our services in
almost every place you visit. Just look for the Global Refund Tax Free
Shopping signs in shop windows or inside the shop, and make your purchases
|Worldwide VAT Recovery.
Quipsound is a firm in the United Kingdom that can help recover VAT
Another VAT recovery company for business expenses.
Rick Steves - Value Added Tax Refunds. This is the well-known travel author's page on the European VAT with information for tourists about shopping and making purchases in Europe and how to get a VAT refund..
EuroVAT Refund. Euro VAT Refund,
Inc. is a Los Angeles, California, USA based financial services firm that
specializes in assisting North American companies in managing Value Added
Tax reclaim and registration worldwide.
General VAT information for
Tourists. Information about VAT refunds for tourists visiting the