WFH 2018 World COngress

If you are attending WFH's 2018 congress in Glasgow, you might be able to claim back the VAT paid out on registration fees and other related costs. Please read bellow to find out who qualifies for a VAT refund in Scotland/UK:

Individuals (i.e. students) cannot recover VAT as they are not registered as corporate taxpayers in their own country.

EU-based Corporations can recover all the VAT paid out in the UK. This means your business can recover all of the VAT paid out on hotels, meals, communications, attendee and exhibition fees, etc, incurred while in the UK.

EU-based Universities / Research Centers
If we can establish that your University has a business purpose other than promoting knowledge and furthering education, then you can submit an application for VAT refund. Your accounting department would know if they fall within this category.

Non EU-based Corporations can in general recover VAT paid in the UK. There are a few exceptions where the UK does not refund to a very small number of countries. 

Non EU-based Universities / Research Centers
If we can establish that your University has a business purpose other than promoting knowledge and furthering education, then you can submit an application for VAT refund. Your accounting department would know if they fall within this category. FYI, there are very few non EU-based Universities which qualify for recovery.

In all cases applications for VAT paid out in the UK and other European countries during 2018 will need to be sent out for reclaim by the 30th June 2019 deadline for non-EU claimants and by the 30th of September 2019 deadline for EU claimants. Upon request, applications can be submitted on behalf of your corporation by our services and the expected turnaround time is 4 to 6 months.

Please pass this information on to your accounting department.
Also, we can assist in recovering VAT paid in other EU countries, Australia, Canada and Japan. Please have your accounting department contact our office to obtain a proposal.