Refund applications can be made at the end of a book year. The DGT is required to make a decision on a VAT refund application, on the basis of a VAT audit, within 12 months
of the receipt of a complete application. If no decision has been made within 12 months, the application is considered to have been approved.
Relevant supporting documents for a VAT refund must be delivered to the DGT within one month of the application date. Any documents delivered after that period may be ignored by the DGT in the VAT refund calculation.
Early VAT refunds are possible for certain taxpayers (see pages 89-90 concerning early tax refunds).