The Value Added Tax (“VAT”) mandates by HMRC (20% on London events) may be refundable upon VAT refund application with the tax office.

In order to make a successful claim, one must be able to demonstrate/provide:

  • That the claimant does not have a business address within the EC or a permanent place of residence in a member state.
  • Any claim must have attached to it, the original conference and hotel invoices. These are returned to claimant once the claim has been processed by HMRC.
  • Also require a copy of the person signing the reclaim form, together with a simple confirmation from the 121 Group that they actually attended the conference.

Unless the above is provided/demonstrated, any claim made, will fail.

Procedure for the VAT refund service:
Bredners is UK based tax service company who can assist with the VAT refund and 121 Group’s clients is entitled to a special fixed fee of £180 for the service.

HMRC invariably does not pay to Overseas bank account, so the refund will be deducted from the funds HMRC is to pay to the claimant’s bank account immediately afterwards.

Richard Ward is the tax specialist at Brebners to contact for the VAT refund application and below are his details:

Chartered Accountants & Business Advisers

Richard Ward
Telephone: 020 7919 0319
130 Shaftesbury Avenue
London W1D 5AR
Office: 020 7734 2244
Fax: 020 7287 5315