SOURCE: EuroVAT Refund, Inc.

EuroVAT Refund, Inc.

November 05, 2009 09:15 ET

December 31, 2009 Filing Deadline for UK Film Production VAT Refund Claims -- FY 2008/2009

U.S. Based Companies Risk Losing VAT Refunds up to 17.5% of Production-Related Invoices If Deadline Is Missed

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - November 5, 2009) - Euro VAT Refund®, Inc. (EuroVAT), the leading single-source U.S. provider of financial services for Value Added Tax (VAT) reclaims, management, and registrations, today announced the deadline for filing a VAT refund claim to the United Kingdom for invoices for production costs dated from July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009 is December 31, 2009. EuroVAT advises that the required preparation time before filing can range from 3-8 weeks. The filing deadlines for other EU countries refund claims for fiscal year 2009 is June 30, 2010. The VAT refund deadlines affect TV and motion picture production and audio/visual productions.

"Time is running out for the 2008/2009 filing in the UK but companies might still have time to file their VAT refund claims for production costs if they act quickly," said Britta Eriksson, CEO of Euro VAT Refund, Inc. "With companies trying to maximize revenue in the current economy, filing for a VAT refund on production costs in Europe is one of the easiest ways to get back fifteen to twenty-five percent and something every company should do if possible."

In today's market, many US-based production companies that produce in the European Union are not familiar with the Value Added Tax (VAT) rules and frequently absorb unnecessary costs. In most cases, the VAT on production and post production costs can be refunded by filing a claim to the local tax authorities in the European countries, and thereby realize significant savings.

Production companies doing productions, or parts of productions, in Europe, Australia, and Japan may be eligible for a refund on the VAT paid (can be up to 25% of the total invoiced value) on production costs, lodging, transportation, professional fees, inter-company charges, and other expenses. If the production is on behalf of an event, such as a conference or tradeshow in Europe, local VAT registration may be required prior to the event to receive the VAT refund.

About Euro VAT Refund, Inc.

Euro VAT Refund, Inc. is a Los Angeles-based financial services firm, specializing in assisting North American companies in managing Value Added Tax (VAT) reclaims and registrations worldwide. EuroVAT long-standing customers include global Fortune 1000 companies and industry leaders in the entertainment industry, manufacturing, semiconductors, event management, travel industry, and others. As a single-source service HUB for U.S. companies, EuroVAT goes beyond the traditional level of travel VAT reclaim knowledge and adds a comprehensive and successful VAT management program involving most of the Value Added Tax categories that exist worldwide. For more information, visit:, call (310) 204-0805, or email:

Euro VAT Refund is a Registered Trademark of Euro VAT Refund, Inc. All other product or service names are the property of their respective owners.

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