You may potentially be entitled to a VAT refund (20%) on your shopping if you live outside of the EU and are returning home within three months of purchasing the item.
HOW IT WORKS
• When you purchase goods in a store participating in the Tax Free scheme*, ask for a Tax Free VAT 407 Form. Complete the form and get it signed by a store employee, attaching the original receipt to it.
• It’s important to keep your receipts as you will need to present the goods, receipts and completed documentation to border officials upon leaving the EU.
• If you cannot make a claim immediately, then you should present the goods, your passport, receipts and Tax Free Forms to Customs upon exiting the EU and have the refund form stamped.
• You can either get paid immediately at a refund booth, for example at the airport, or send the approved form to the retailer or their refund company. The retailer will tell you how you’ll get paid.
For more information, visit the official government website.
*Most stores do participate in the Tax Free scheme but it is not compulsory.
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