If you buy solar panels, you can reclaim the VAT on that purchase through the VAT return. Find your situation in the overview below to read about how to file a VAT return and what you should pay attention to.
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You are self-employed or have a sole proprietorshipAs a self-employed professional or sole proprietor, you can reclaim the VAT on solar panels in the VAT return you already file for your business. It does not matter whether you use the solar panels for your company or for your own home. Private individuals reclaim VAT (in Dutch) by starting a sole proprietorship, but you already have one. You can only have one sole proprietorship. That is why you must include the VAT of the solar panels in your company's regular VAT return.
You do not submit a VAT returnYou may be using the Small Businesses Scheme (Kleineondernemersregeling, KOR) to avoid having to submit a VAT return. Or your business activities might already be exempt from VAT. If that is your situation, there are some scenarios to pay attention to:
- You participate in the KOR. Then you cannot reclaim VAT for a period of at least 3 years. Not even for solar panels. This is only possible if your turnover exceeds € 20,000, because then you must deregister for the KOR.
- On 31 December 2019, you were already participating in the old KOR scheme. Did you have an exemption from administrative obligations on 31 December 2019? If so, we automatically registered you for the KOR.