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ROI Vat

ROI Vat

Hi,

Just wondering if anyone can help me here.  I have recently started working in a company and we have a UK and ROI VAT registration number for our branch in NI and Wexford (ROI).  Some of our employees have company credit cards and when they are travelling and working in ROI they purchase and bring back receipts for most of the transactions.  As far as I can gather no VAT has been reclaimed for any ROI purchase since around 2007 - apparently a letter was sent by the Irish revenue requesting that no VAT is reclaimed.  My understanding is that if we are VAT registered for ROI and have valid receipts for purchases, surely we should be able to reclaim the VAT paid on at least some of them?  Can anyone advise me on this?  And if there are purchases we can and cannot claim VAT back on?  I have tried the ROI revenue site but am getting more and more confused!  If anyone could help i'd really appreciate it!

Thanks 

Marleen

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By Lahtac
06th Dec 2012 21:51

ROI VAT

Hi Im an acountant practising in ROI. VAT is an EU wide tax so you should be able to recover the ROI input VAT via UK HMRC. I note you mention credit card expenses which may be of a travel nature. In general VAT on travel and accommadation in ROI is not recoverable but you can claim as a business expense. Generally you can only go back six months with a foreign VAT claim. Send me a post if you need more assistance.     

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By Marleen
08th Dec 2012 12:37

Hi,

Thanks for your replay - seems to be a bit of a minefield but hopefully will make some progress on this soon!

Regards,

Marleen

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06th Dec 2012 22:44

You cannot claim any Irish VAT through HMRC (Recovery Directive old 8th Directive) if you have an Irish VAT registration!!

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