People residing outside the European Union (residents of countries that are not part of the EU) are entitled to a reimbursement on VAT from the goods purchased in the European Union, if they take the goods with them when leaving. Thus, when making purchases in different shopping places offering a Tax Free service, tourists are able to make their trip even more enjoyable.
1. GET THE PURCHASE RECEIPT FROM THE SHOP
When paying for goods in the shop, ask for a receipt with VAT reimbursement from the salesperson.
2. GET CUSTOMS CONFIRMATION
When leaving the European Union, present at the last border crossing point before exiting the EU your passport, purchased goods and receipts to a customs official. The customs official confirms the exports of goods by stamping the receipts.
3. RECEIVE THE MONEY
Present your stamped tax refund receipts and passport at a Global Blue Customer Services refund point and they´ll issue your refund immediately, either by a transfer to your credit card on in cash.
* The VAT rate is 20%. Your refund amount is the VAT less an administration fee.
*The minimum spending amount in a store per day is 38,01 EUR.
* Customs confirmation about the exports of goods must be obtained by the end of the third month following the month of purchase at the latest.
Spend a minimum of 38,01 EUR and save up to 14% of the purchase price.