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Indirect tax

European VAT Refund Guide 2012
Businesses operating in countries where they are not established or VAT registered (i.e. nonresident businesses) can incur significant amounts of VAT on expenses paid in those countries. In principle, these businesses should be able to recover some or all of the VAT incurred, thereby reducing their costs.  The 2012 European VAT refund guide summarizes the rules and procedures to obtain a VAT refund in 30 European countries. The information contained in this guide, which is current through March 1st 2012, has been compiled in cooperation with VAT professionals in Deloitte offices in all of the countries covered.


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Effective management of global trade decisions and obligations is of strategic significance to a company’s global supply chain. Deloitte has a market leading, worldwide network of Customs & Global Trade specialists experienced in global trade strategy, automation, export controls and import/export compliance. Our professionals help design strategies and structure global transactions to reduce customs duty payments and other international trade costs, increase duty recoveries, and help to ensure legal and regulatory requirements are met in a cost-effective manner.

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VAT, GST, Sales & Use and other similar taxes are broadly based on transactions, and liability will arise regardless of profitability. Because most countries impose these taxes, most transactions are affected. Deloitte can help with timely planning and the application of technology-based compliance management solutions. This can help clients reduce costs, minimize risk and at the same time increase confidence that nothing has been missed. Deloitte has a worldwide network of professionals who provide advisory services and a full spectrum of highly efficient outsourcing and co-sourcing solutions.

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    This leaflet aims to highlight the changes in the Cyprus VAT legislation following the country's accession to the European Union in order to fully comply with the EU Directives.
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