I have requested a vat refund from Ireland once, for a purchase unrelated to Adwords. After 4 months the Irish tax office returned a hand-written note that I had triangulated incorrectly (this was in the euro transition time). After I refiled it took another 4 months for the payment to arrive. Be patient :-/
Thanks for your response although the refunds are coming from Google themselves - they have been collecting VAT from EU customers and have clearly just discovered that they shouldn't have been (or indeed, didn't need to)....
Trying to be patient but I want my ten grand back :-)
Msg#: 6119 posted 11:53 am on Aug 23, 2005 (gmt 0)
I got this email, have edited my account, have been verified by a Google rep that my billing info has been correctly set up to receive a refund, but as yet, no refund.
Also eager to get my summer bonus : ) And a huge bonus that we no longer get charged VAT. I reluctantly was about to register for VAT to get my VAT refunded, so it this couldn't have come at a better time. What exactly is the Irish rate anyway?