There is no EU-wide standard regulation (yet) as to which kinds of prepaid VAT can be refunded. Therefore, national legislation is applicable.

Details can be found in our overview:
Overview of recoverable VAT.

In particular, VAT contained in the following expenses can be refunded:

  • Trade fair expenses
  • Hotel accommodation expenses
  • Restaurant expenses
  • Entertainment expenses
  • Car rental
  • Fuel and Diesel
  • Seminar and conference costs
  • Transportation costs
  • Telecommunication costs
  • Repair services