Refund of Swiss VAT

Denomination for Swiss VAT: MwSt, Mehrwertsteuer, TVA, tax sur la valeur ajoutée

  • 8,1%
    VAT percentage high rate
  • 3,8% and 2,6%
    VAT percentage reduced and low rate
  • Deadline for reclaiming Swiss VAT for the year 2023 is 30 June 2024

Reclaiming Swiss VAT (MwSt of TVA)

Companies can reclaim the VAT paid in Switzerland. Please send us your Swiss tax invoices and receipts. Even when you think or hear that reclaiming is not possible. We will look at the possibilities for the refund of the VAT paid in Switzerland. So you will receive the refund you are entitled.

How can you check whether you have paid VAT in Switzerland?

Did you pay VAT in Switzerland? You can see this on the invoice where is indicated Mehrwertsteuer (abbreviated MwSt) or TVA (abbreviation of tax sur la valeur ajoutée). The percentage is also indicated: being 7,7%, 3,7% or 2,5%.

Refund of Swiss VAT, about what should I be aware of?

Refund of the VAT paid in Switzerland is possible for the following items:

  • Accommodation
  • Car rental
  • Fuel, for cars or trucks
  • Purchase of materials
  • Purchase of raw materials
  • Costs relating to seminars, conferences, meeting or congresses
  • Food, dinner, lunch, breakfast

Example: You are participating on in exhibition in Switzerland. You have paid Swiss VAT. The VAT paid in Switzerland (MwSt or TVA on the invoice) can be reclaimed through InterVAT.

What if your submitted application for refund of Swiss VAT is rejected by the Swiss Tax Authority?

Let your rejected application for refund of Swiss VAT be reviewed by the VAT experts of InterVAT. Regularly invoices with Swiss VAT are rejected for refund. We are happy to review the denial decision for you. Our VAT experts often still see possibilities for reclaiming the rejected turnover tax on your invoices.

Maximum refund of your VAT paid in Switzerland

Submit all invoices and receipts of payments in Switzerland. We will check and take care of the maximum refundable amount possible. Within a couple of days after receipt of your invoices, you will receive a confirmation indicating the maximum refundable VAT amount. You can follow your refund claim for repayment of Swiss VAT easily online on our portal.

In addition, you are obliged to have a local fiscal representative when you are trading in Switzerland. Fiscal representation is a service we can offer you.

  • The deadline for reclaiming Swiss value added tax on invoice issued in 2023 is 30 June 2024
Reclaim your Swiss VAT now!
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