Standard VAT rate reverted to 23% in Ireland

The standard rate of Irish VAT was increased from 21% to 23% with effect from the 1st of March 2021.

The temporary reduction from the 1st of September 2020 to the 28th of February 2021 in the standard VAT rate was primarily aimed at boosting the retail sector as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Edenstep - International Graduate Program

Fantastic opportunity to gain international working experience.

Edenred invites new university graduates to participate in Edenstep – the International Edenred Graduate Program held for the 5th time this year!

Edenstep offers international opportunities for fresh graduates from Top universities in Digital, Business Development, Finance, Marketing and Strategy fields!

We encourage talented new university graduates to candidate!

Detailed information, as well as the requirements for the candidate can be found here:
Edenstep 2021 Information & Application details

More about the program on Edenred webpage:

Applications in English should be sent to before March 12th, 2021.

Austrian tax authorities will no longer refund VAT for companies established outside the EU

According to the new regulation published by the Austrian Minister of Finance, Austrian tax authorities announced that input VAT tax for the purchase of fuel by taxable persons established outside the European Union (EU) can no longer be refunded in Austria as of January 15, 2021.

The new regulation has the following impact:

• Taxable persons established outside the EU are no longer entitled to apply for an input VAT tax refund for fuel purchases incurred from January 15, 2021.

Documentation for a refund of VAT tax incurred in Austria from January 1, 2020 to January 15, 2021 can be submitted until June 30, 2021 under the same conditions as previously.

The new regulation solely concerns the input VAT tax refund procedure according to the 13th VAT Directive. In case a taxable person is established outside the EU but is VAT tax registered in Austria, an input VAT tax deduction for the purchase of fuel might be claimed via the periodical Austrian VAT tax returns according to the local regulations.

• Taxable persons established in the EU can apply for an input VAT tax refund for the purchase of fuel in Austria under the general conditions.

If you have any questions regarding these changes or else, please contact your EBV Finance VAT administrator who will be happy to advise you.

Italian tax authorities now able to refund the Excise duty tax on diesel fuel used for the vehicle‘s refrigeration equipment

From now on, the Italian tax authorities will be able to refund the Excise duty tax on diesel fuel used for the vehicle‘s refrigeration equipment if Excise duty applications are submitted for the year 2020 and onwards.

Because the vehicle's refrigeration equipment is often installed in a trailer, the trailer can be driven by both gas and diesel-powered vehicles.

In order to declare Excise duty on diesel fuel added to the vehicle‘s refrigeration equipment, the following additional information and documents are required:

1. The number of a trailer equipped with a refrigeration system must be assigned to its fuel card in the invoice. Otherwise, Excise duty will not be refunded. Letters of association between fuel cards and trailer numbers are not accepted.

2. In addition, these trailer documents must be submitted: technical passport, leasing/ rental agreements.

3. It is mandatory to indicate the working hours of the refrigerator during the declared quarter. Please note that the amount of fuel filled up cannot exceed the number of hours the refrigeration equipment worked.

For more information contact your EBV Finance Excise duty application administrator.

EBV Finance appointed Sales Manager for the Baltics

Recently EBV Finance has announced establishing a new position in the Sales Department aimed to be solely responsible for the Baltic region.

Viktorija Petrovskaja was appointed to lead the Sales Manager role and to strengthen sales in the three countries, officially taking the position on November 2nd reporting to Tomas Miliūnas, the Head of Sales Department.

Viktorija was previously working in EBV Finance for 3 years in a Project Manager’s position and is already well-known to many of the customers.


Viktorija Petrovskaja, Sales Manager


Viktorija says: "I am proud to be part of this great and big EBV Finance family since June 2017. I am grateful to all the colleagues who supported me through the years. I am extremely happy to have the opportunity to grow within the company and start a new career as a Sales Manager. The word TEAM stands for Together Everyone Achieves More - that is what I experienced at EBV Finance and it is what I believe in."

Congratulations to Viktorija and all the success in her new role from all EBV Finance Team!

Idealday 2020 at EBV Finance offices

At the end of October together with Edenred colleagues around the globe EBV Finance team celebrated Idealday - one global day of initiatives where all employees participate personally.

Our teams in Poland, Romania and Lithuania took the time and found ways to support their local non-profit organizations that are making a difference to the community.

Colleagues in Romania joined Asociația Parcul Natural Văcărești and helped to clean the natural reservation Vacaresti.

The team in Poland donated clothes to an organization that re-circulates the clothes to make donations to the chosen charity The Society of Friends of Children. The organization aims to support disabled children and families by organizing rehabilitation stays, cultural events.

Our colleagues Vilnius donated money to buy the needed goods for the underprivileged kid’s day center SOS Vaiku kaimai. Indre Cepulyte, Head of Marketing and Communications at SOS vaiku kaimai, said: “We thank the EBV Finance team that they care about the future of Lithuanian children. Thanks to you, the lives of children living in difficulty have become a little easier and we have been able to give children more joy in their daily lives.“

EBV Finance is one of the Top 2020 Lithuanian companies

EBV Finance is one of the Top 2020 Lithuanian companies for being strong, transparent, reliable, respectful to the business environment, and for creating additional economic value to the country.

Each year, the Lithuanian online business portal, nominates and rewards businesses that meet the strict criteria. This year we are among only 7% of Lithuanian enterprises that meet the requirements.

French Excise duty rate coefficient for Q3, 2020

French Tax Authorities have announced a new coefficient for the Excise duty rate for the 3rd Quarter of 2020.

The new applicable coefficient is 0,1571 Eur/l.

The previous Excise duty rate coefficient was 0,1572 Eur/l. The latter was applicable for the 1st and 2nd Quarters of 2020.

EBV Finance appointed the new Head of Sales Department

At the beginning of this year, Lithuanian-registered company EBV Finance that specializes in tax refund for transportation companies joined the world-wide known Edenred Group and has now appointed the new Head of Sales. Tomas Miliunas is officially joining the company as the Head of Sales on the 1st of October.


Tomas Miliūnas - Head of Sales Department at EBV Finance

For more than twelve years Tomas worked at Circle K Lithuania, a company that runs a chain of local fuel stations. For the last seven years Tomas was leading the sales department focusing on business customers and retail; he was also part of the executive team at the highest level.

After joining the EBV Finance' management team, Tomas will ensure the expansion of sales. He will also seek that the services the company provides are even more innovative and create extra value for customers.

According to Tomas, having multiple years of experience as a sales strategist working for the business that belongs to an international group, will allow him to grow the sales in the European region and to work towards achieving the Edenreds' group goals.

EBV Finance is the leading company in the Baltic region that has extensive experience in VAT and excise duty refund from the EU countries as well as Switzerland, Norway and Liechtenstein, irrespective of the supplier you are working with. The professional team consists of experts of the European tax laws, ensuring exceptional quality and speed in the provision of services.