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Hotel Vat Refund

Weimar, California
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Hotel Vat Refund

I have noticed many hotels do not include VAT tax in their price. Can one get a refund on VAT paid for hotel stays in the UK.

London, United...
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1,650 posts
14 reviews
1. Re: Hotel Vat Refund

no

england
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2. Re: Hotel Vat Refund

as I understand it, you can only get a VAT refund on items you take out of the country.

Weimar, California
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22 posts
35 reviews
3. Re: Hotel Vat Refund

That was what I was beginning to understand as well but thought I would check , just hoping I was wrong. Thanks so much!

London, UK
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208 reviews
4. Re: Hotel Vat Refund

The prices quoted by hotels normally include VAT, as do prices in restaurants and shops. The actual hotel bill may specify that part that is VAT for the benefit of company accountants of business travellers.

Oxfordshire
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5. Re: Hotel Vat Refund

VAT most certainly can be reclaimed on hotels - but only if it's a business expense.

If you're visiting your local office, it's often wise to arrange for them to pay your bill. If you're arranging a conference or film shoot, it's a simple matter to set up a UK subsidiary to reclaim the VAT. Even for weddings and the like, it's often sensible to route the event through a UK business - and any party planner will explain how to do this - though obviously you have to be spending enough to make the hassle worthwhile

But if you're just looking at the Tower for a couple of days, no way.

6. Re: Hotel Vat Refund

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