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Import costs

Tax audit risk

Easiness to justify
Average amount deducted€ 250 per yearFrequency2-10x per year
Deducted by21% of independentsRecommended by35% of independentsDo you deduct this expense?Would you recommend this expense?

You are importing goods for your business as an independent and need to pay hefty import costs? Don’t worry, import costs are generally entirely deductible (at least if the good you purchase is entirely for your professional activity).

How can I deduct import costs as an independent?

Import costs are generally composed of 2 elements: administrative fees, generally relative to the costs of logistics to deliver your import good and VAT, generally paid at the custom.

Administrative fees are deductible and should typically have VAT attached to them. If you are subject to VAT, you recover the VAT.

VAT paid at customs is recoverable if you are subject to VAT.

Sometimes, the invoices you receive for import costs are complex to read. In this case, no worries, the team at Accountable is there to help. Just contact us via email on and we will be glad to help you check if all is ok.

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