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Jet A-1 Fuel Uplifts in Europe – Part 2: Claiming Exemptions for Minimizing Costs, Taxes and Duties

Jet A-1 Fuel Uplifts in Europe – Part 2: Claiming Exemptions for Minimizing Costs, Taxes and Duties

There are options available for exempting Value Added Tax (VAT) and Mineral Oil Tax (MOT) on fuel uplifts in Europe. Applicable rules and requirements vary depending upon the country, airport and nature of your flight…

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Jet A-1 Fuel Uplifts in Europe – Part 1: Basic Considerations for Minimizing Costs, Taxes and Duties

Jet A-1 Fuel Uplifts in Europe – Part 1: Basic Considerations for Minimizing Costs, Taxes and Duties

Pre-planning fuel uplifts in Europe can significantly impact overall operating costs by minimizing impact of fuel taxes and duties. Depending upon where you uplift and your type of flight, fuel costs at some locations may be three times what they’d be at other locations…






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UK Value Added Tax (VAT): Ground Handling Charge Exemptions

UK Value Added Tax (VAT): Ground Handling Charge Exemptions

When business operators fly to the UK, there are opportunities to exempt Value-Added Tax (VAT) charges upfront. This can represent considerable operational savings. We find, however, that there’s often a lack of awareness of potential tax saving among operators who do not travel […]






October 21, 2015 | 0 Comments More
VAT Compliance Program for Europe: Part 2 – VAT Compliance Programs

VAT Compliance Program for Europe: Part 2 – VAT Compliance Programs

Various Value-Added Tax (VAT) compliance programs are available to general aviation operators. The benefit of these programs is to help manage VAT obligations and minimize VAT payments at the pump. Be aware, however, that not all VAT compliance programs are the […]






December 23, 2014 | 0 Comments More
VAT Compliance Programs for Europe: Part 1 – VAT Considerations

VAT Compliance Programs for Europe: Part 1 – VAT Considerations

Value-Added Tax (VAT) in Europe can significantly impact your operational costs while in the region. While many business aircraft operators reclaim VAT after the fact, this can be an expensive and lengthy rebate process. The best approach, when possible, is to exempt (or zero-rate) VAT at time of Jet A-1 fuel uplift […]






December 16, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Benefits of EU VAT Exemption Programs for Jet A-1 Uplifts

Benefits of EU VAT Exemption Programs for Jet A-1 Uplifts

With Value Added Tax (VAT) rates as high as 27% in the European Union (EU),there’s a significant benefit for business aircraft operators taking steps to exempt taxes at the pump on Jet A-1 fuel uplifts throughout Europe. While various VAT exemption programs exist, they’re all different in terms of countries covered and enrollment procedures. Due […]

December 3, 2013 | 0 Comments More
VAT exemptions on Jet A-1 fuel in Europe

VAT exemptions on Jet A-1 fuel in Europe

Value-Added Tax (VAT) exemptions on Jet A-1 fuel uplifts within Europe are possible for both charter (non-scheduled commercial) and private non-revenue business flights not operating for "leisure" purposes. Keep in mind that regulations and exemption rules vary country-to-country (especially for business [non-commercial] flights) and that there are a wide range of regulatory nuances to consider. […]

November 12, 2013 | 1 Comment More
VAT Exemption Programs for Aviation Fuel Purchases

VAT Exemption Programs for Aviation Fuel Purchases

In today’s economy, business aviation operators are looking to reduce operating costs whenever and wherever possible. The ability to exempt Value Added Tax (VAT) on aviation fuel purchases will save you an average of 19-20% on fuel uplifts in Europe, and this translates into dramatic operating cost savings over time. Operators must, however, do their […]

March 6, 2013 | 1 Comment More
How to Select a VAT Recovery Program: Tips for Business Aviation Operators

How to Select a VAT Recovery Program: Tips for Business Aviation Operators

This aviation blog post is part of a series on tax issues impacting business jet operators. Valued Added Tax (VAT) can add 15-25% to all aircraft- and business-related expenses while in the European Union (EU). The good news is that these taxes, in many cases, can be exempted at the pump or reclaimed after the […]

May 2, 2012 | 2 Comments More