Claiming Thirteenth Directive refund of VAT for the years 2011-2015 in the Netherlands

If your company incurred Dutch VAT on purchases or imports, you may be entitled to reclaim this VAT from Dutch tax authorities by filing an Thirteenth Directive reclaim for VAT. Like in all other EU Member States the reclaim of VAT should be submitted ultimately 1 July of the year following to the year over which the VAT has been charged.

However, in addition the Netherlands allows you to reclaim Dutch VAT up to five years back. Therefore, you could still submit an Thirteenth Directive reclaim for the years 2011-2015 in 2016. This is an unique opportunity in the European Union.