FAQs about VAT Recovery Services Answered by MyVAT.co.za Experts

FAQs about VAT Recovery Services Answered by MyVAT.co.za Experts

When it comes to Value Added Tax (VAT), many businesses are unsure of how the process works, especially when it comes to recovering VAT they’ve paid out. To shed light on this complex topic, our team at MyVAT.co.za has compiled a list of frequently asked questions. We hope this guide offers clarity and helps you better understand how My VAT can assist you with VAT recovery.

What is VAT Recovery?

VAT recovery is the process of reclaiming the Value Added Tax that businesses have paid on goods and services in the course of their operations. This could be VAT paid on travel expenses, equipment purchases, or other business-related expenses.

Why should a business consider using VAT recovery services?

There are several reasons:

  1. Financial Benefits: Many businesses miss out on significant sums of money by not claiming back the VAT they are entitled to. This could mean a substantial financial injection back into your business.
  2. Complexity: Navigating VAT laws, especially when dealing with international transactions, can be complex and time-consuming. Professional services like My VAT ensure that claims are accurate and compliant.
  3. Time-saving: Instead of spending hours trying to figure out how to recover VAT, businesses can focus on their core operations while experts handle their VAT claims.

How can My VAT help in the VAT recovery process?

My VAT has a team of experts well-versed in both local and international VAT laws. We provide end-to-end services, from identifying potential VAT claims, handling the documentation, liaising with tax authorities, and ensuring that recovered amounts are credited back to your business. Our expertise ensures that you maximise your potential claims while staying compliant with regulations.

Is my business eligible for VAT recovery?

Most businesses that incur VAT on business-related expenses are eligible for VAT recovery. However, specific criteria can vary depending on the country and the nature of your business. My VAT’s expert team can conduct a quick assessment to determine your eligibility and potential claim amount.

What type of expenses can I reclaim VAT on?

This largely depends on the jurisdiction, but common expenses include:

  • Travel expenses (flights, accommodation, meals)
  • Conferences and training sessions
  • Professional services
  • Marketing and entertainment expenses
  • Equipment and machinery purchases

For a detailed list tailored to your business, reach out to our My VAT team for a consultation.

How long does the VAT recovery process take?

The duration varies depending on several factors, including the country where you’re claiming, the amount, and the nature of the claim. Generally, it can take anywhere from a few weeks to several months. However, with My VAT handling your recovery process, we ensure timely submissions and regular follow-ups to expedite the process.

 How much does it cost to use My VAT’s recovery services?

Our pricing is competitive and transparent. We often operate on a no-win, no-fee basis, ensuring that if we don’t recover your VAT, you won’t incur any charges. For a detailed pricing structure, please contact our team.

I’ve heard about fraudulent VAT recovery services. How can I trust My VAT?

We understand the concerns. My VAT prides itself on its integrity, transparency, and expertise. Our long-standing track record and testimonials from satisfied clients are a testament to our commitment to offering genuine, top-notch VAT recovery services. Moreover, as a South African-based company, we are regulated by local authorities, ensuring our operations are above board.


VAT recovery is an avenue that businesses should not overlook. With potential significant financial gains and the complex maze of regulations, it’s vital to have an expert by your side. My VAT offers this expertise, ensuring that you get back what’s rightfully yours without the hassles. If you have any more questions or are interested in our services, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at MyVAT.co.za. Our team is always ready to assist.