Global Blue´s Tax Free Shopping service saves you money when you shop in over 270,000 stores across the world, as it allows you to buy items without paying the tax on them. To claim the VAT/GST back when you bring your purchases home, just follow the simple steps below.
1) GET IT
Once you´ve found that perfect item, remember to ask the shop staff for a Tax Refund Cheque when you´re paying for it.
2) STAMP IT
When you´re leaving the country to head home or to continue your journey, take your purchases, receipts and passport to the customs desk to get your Tax Refund Cheque stamped. If you´re travelling on to another EU country, get the stamp on your Tax Refund Cheque at your final point of departure from the EU.
3) CASH IT
Finally, show your stamped Tax Refund Cheque, passport, and credit card to our staff at Global Blue Customer Services or one of our partner refund points and they´ll issue your refund immediately. You can either get the refund put back on your card or you can collect it in cash.
* The VAT/GST rate in our country: 20%
(Your refund amount is the VAT/GST less an administration fee)
* Minimum spending amount (VAT/GST incl.) in a store per day: 40 EUR
* Maximum time from cheque being issued to validation by customs: 3 months (plus month of purchase)
Spend a minimum of 40 EUR and save up to 14% of the purchase price.
See also: www.global-blue.com