Welcome to ALVEU site
Starting 1 January 2010, Finnish VAT taxable persons can submit an application to another EU country throught the ALVEU website. Taxable persons can fill out and submit the necessary forms through the ALVEU website.
Sign in: This is how we recognize you
If your form of legal entity is ’corporation’, use your Katso ID to sign in to ALVEU. The Katso Identification System is intended for a number of electronically supplied services. If you are a self-employed individual, and you are using the website yourself (instead of having a representative / an agent to make the application), you can use your private network banking ID and Password to sign in to ALVEU through www.tunnistus.fi.
If the tax authority of the member state of refund has permitted engagement of a representative's /an agent’s services, you should give a Power of Attorney to this person or firm, to authorize them to fill the application for you at the ALVEU site. You should sign in to Katso to issue the Power of Attorney electronically. Please visit the website of the tax authority of the member state of refund to read any relevant instructions regarding agents.
The Katso Identification System is provided to taxpayers free of charge by the Finnish Tax Administration and the Finnish Social Insurance Institution (Kela). If your business does not yet have the Katso ID and Password, visit www.yritys.tunnistus.fi to request for Katso ID and Password www.yritys.tunnistus.fi
To apply for a VAT refund you will need
Invoices and any other documentation from your business partner’s in the EU, as proof of the purchases of goods and services made. Your VAT refund will be based on the input VAT related to these purchases.
Under what circumstances can taxable persons not apply for refund through ALVEU?
If one of the following should apply, you cannot use ALVEU:
- Your company has no Katso ID and Password. However, if your legal entity form is ’self-employed individual’ (elinkeinonharjoittaja in Finnish), you can use tunnistus.fi to sign in personally, and you will have to complete all the steps yourself (instead of having a representative / an agent take care of it)
- Your company has not had a valid VAT registration during the application period
- Your company’s legal domicile is Åland Islands, more information on Åland