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Providing Quality Comprehensive Value Added Tax Reclaim Services Since 1992

By partnering with Universal VAT Services to reclaim previously unclaimed tax refunds, corporations and academic institutions all over the world are now adding significant dollars to their bottom line!

UVS manages successful Value Added Tax reclaim programs for many corporate and academic clients. All of our work is conducted on a contingency basis because we are confident in what we do and how we do it. If UVS does not succeed in obtaining a refund, we do not earn a fee.

Our mission is to maximize VAT Recovery within the scope of laws, while providing low cost and consistently effective solutions to all of our clients.

  • UVS partners with Concur® to seamlessly maximize overseas VAT recovery.
    March 2013 UVS announces their partnership with Concur, the leading provider of integrated travel and expense management solutions. Through the partnership, the 'UVS VAT CONNECT' solution will allow Concur customers to integrate value added tax (VAT) reporting data within the expense reporting process to uncover lucrative VAT refunds they are eligible to receive.
  • Italy increases their standard VAT rate from 21% to 22%
    January 2013  The Italian government has decided to increase their standard VAT (IVA) rate from 21% to 22% on July 1, 2013.
    France increases their standard VAT rate from 19.6% to 20%
    November 2012 France confirmed that they will increase their standard VAT rate from 19.6% to 20%. The new rate goes into effect January 1, 2014. 
    Czech Republic increased their standard VAT rate from 20% to 21%
    January 2013  Czech Republic has changed their standard VAT rate from 20% to 21% on January 1, 2013.

 "During my many years of participation in various international art fairs it has been a pleasure to work with UVS to successfully recover VAT. UVS has worked with great efficiency and has always provided excellent service that I can recommend highly and without reservation."

Jeffrey Rosen, Taka Ishii Gallery

"We have used UVS for the past 3 years to recover VAT in various countries where we conduct business.  UVS is very professional and conducts their work in a manner that does not require much effort from us.  I am very pleased with the service we receive from UVS."

Steve Reinsch, Sony Mobile Communications

"We have been very satisfied with personal attention, proactive service and the results we have experienced with Universal VAT Services"

Judy Dishong, Intl Compliance Manager, Tax Services - JCPenny Company

"UVS has been very proactive in recovering VAT & GST Tax from many of the international countries that our travelers visit. We have been able to recover significant amounts of money that would otherwise have been 'left in the files' "

Sharon Jackson, Associate Director, Procurement - Georgia Institute of Technology

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Hi! It's me: Mr. Taxback!

 Thanks for visiting our Universal VAT Services website. Consider me your trusted virtual UVS representative. I have been helping companies like yours to reclaim VAT for over 20 years and I am so happy to be part of the UVS team. My job is to help you and guide you through whatever you need, whenever you need me. I have always enjoyed my work because I love to help others, and more importantly, I love helping to return some of your ca$h spent abroad to your company.

A bit more about me.
One special ability I have is that I can read mind and facial expressions. I have seen people confused, tense, dazed and stressed about processing their VAT claims and completely frustrated with their VAT reclaim service providers. I have even helped to dispel many misconceptions about VAT including someone who thought VAT stands for Vodka and Tonic!!…I swear!
But whatever the issue, I have helped everyone to get exactly what they are looking for: right here at UVS! We provide the best solution for processing VAT claims while offering top quality customer service and maximum refunds, for the lowest fees. 
If you want to know more about me and UVS, please send an e-mail to:

I am Mr. Taxback and I deliver CA$H

I can see you smiling already…..Cheers!

P.S. I am the only virtual character here at UVS: rest assured, the rest of our team are all human: just like you!