I'm really sorry to bother you again but I need 100% clarification on this. I've asked a few other people, and they tell me different things.
Let me explain to you my dilemma. I'm a non-EU national, and I want to start a business in the UK/EU. I can get the appropriate visa to start a business in the UK but i can't do the same for the EU.
My business relies strongly on claiming back the VAT as we will be exporting all of our goods to non-EU countries.
Obviously, it would be easy if I can start two business, one in an EU country and one in the UK to claim back the respective VAT that has been been paid for. But since I can't, I'm trying to figure a work around, and one such option would be to walk into a shop in an EU country, purchase my stock, bring it back to the UK for export back out and claim back the VAT that was paid for.
Like I've said, I've ask others opinion for this and the main reason why I've asked is because of this paragraph:
"You can’t get a refund for:
- goods you bring in from another EU country (these are called ‘acquisitions’)
- goods or services you buy for resale"
I've asked you this question previously, but forgive my ignorance because the wording seems to be very clear to me. I cannot buy something from an EU country, use it for the purpose of resale and still claim VAT on it.
Obviously, I don't know much about tax, but perhaps, the Box 9 that you mentioned above might be used for goods that you purchase for usage within the business. For example, my business might purchase a laptop for use and I can claim back the VAT through box 9??