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Taxes make up a major part of the fuel price. Shell can help you quickly and easily reclaim VAT and excise duty on your fuel card purchases, where possible, across Europe. Via FDE, one of the leading VAT refund agencies in Europe, Shell fuel card customers can receive VAT in as little as 14 days from date of invoice, improving cash flow and planning.

European coverage

Reclaim VAT incurred in 24 European countries.

Increased liquidity

Because you don’t have to wait for several months until VAT is paid back by authorities you can better manage and plan your cash flow. You know exactly how much VAT you will reclaim and when you will receive it.

Less administration

FDE receives the euroShell invoices directly from Shell, and all time-consuming and complex administration work relating to VAT and excise duty recovery is completed on your behalf. Also, any communication with the authorities is handled by us, so you don’t have to worry about language barriers.

Reliable advice

We’re on hand to answer your questions about where, and on what products, you can and can’t recover VAT.

We offer four types of refund service:

Net Invoicing VAT Refund

This is the fastest method. VAT will be deducted from your due amounts just 2 weeks after the date of invoice. This service is offered on euroShell invoices and is available in near 20 European countries.

Normal VAT Refund

With this method the return payment is processed when the tax authorities have actually transferred the VAT due to you. This service is necessary for those countries where net invoicing is not permitted or possible for your company.

Monthly VAT Refund

This service is available for customers who register for Net Invoicing. It provides a complementary solution for all non-euroShell Card invoices where VAT is credited to you each month.

Excise-Duty Refund

Shell can help you recover not only VAT, but also excise duty on diesel purchases.  Available from Belgium, France, Hungary, Italy, Slovenia and Spain.