Tax-free shopping? Arrange the highest refund at more than 55.000 stores in the EU
 

 

 

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Introducing

vatfree mobile

Easily the highest refund at hand.

We at vatfree.com strive to make your refund process as effortless as possible. Our app for iPhone and Android keeps you up-to-date and saves you from forms, hassle, queues and above all: offers you the highest refund!

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Shop tax-free: how to get a refund

Save all your purchase receipts and save up to 25% on your shopping in the European Union.

Thanks to a special EU-regulation, international travelers can reclaim the Value Added Tax paid over goods. We will help you get a VAT refund on your shopping in the European Union, even if you shop online. We make it easy, ensure you get the highest refund possible and are here to help you claim what's yours. We think it's a shame millions of euro's are left unclaimed each year. Money which could be reinvested in yourself, in others or in the world

Keep your receipts and save up to 25% on your shopping made in the EU. Rates differ per country. Refund of VAT is only possible when shopping at partner- and participating shops as EU regulation does not legally obligate shops to participate. Find a full list of participating stores in our taxfree shopping guide or in the vatfree.com mobile app for iOS en Android

 

Our service is mainly for non-EU residents visiting the European Union.

But we are there also for military staff located in the EU, international students, expats and/or EU residents planning to move, or ship goods, to a non-EU country. Different rules apply. 

 
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Save áll your purchase receipts

Save all receipts and/or tax-free forms from 55.000+ participating (web)shops.
Find stores via our page where to shop tax-free or in the mobile app.

 

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Before leaving the EU, get a stamp

Upon leaving the EU, before you check-in, stop by a special Customs office for an export validation stamp. The Customs officer might ask to see your goods before validating your receipts.

 

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Register and submit your receipt via our mobile app or website


Before sending us your original stamped purchase receipts, register and submit them on this website or via our mobile app. We will guide you through the process, let you know how much the refund is and keep you informed until the refund is transferred to you.

 

 
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Mail us your original stamped receipts

You can use the national (orange) mailboxes or send the original stamped receipts to us from your home country. Once we receive your original stamped receipts, we will audit them and check the customs stamp, contact the shop to collect the VAT and then transfer the refund to you. We will keep you informed via email, mobile app or web.

For security reasons we will only ask for your refund payment details when your refund is ready to be transferred to you. We do not store payment details. Please read more in our privacy policy.

 

Example mailbox post.nl the Netherlands
 

Mail your stamped receipts to:

vatfree.com
att: web
PO Box 37234
1030 AE Amsterdam
the Netherlands 

 

You also can use the postage-free envelope provided by our partner stores.

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Meet Eric!

Eric shops tax-free and saves money on shopping in the EU.
How? Watch the video and find out!.

 
 
 
 

Where to shop tax-free

The store is legally the entity that processes the reimbursement as they initially receive the VAT upon purchase and are able to credit and return it afterwards. Not all stores cooperate or process the reimbursement in a timely manner. Moreover, EU tax law does not obligate stores to cooperate.  

Use this interactive shopping guide to see if a store cooperates in VAT refund via our platform.  More than 55.000 stores are listed as participants, there is enough choice to ensure you can shop tax-free in the neighborhood or online.

Zoom in on a spot to see more shops, or use the search function for City, Name, Brand etc...

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Partner Store This is a vatfree.com partner store
Refund is guaranteed

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Pledger Store This shop is cooperating on a regular basis, or has cooperated in the past, and has pledged to participate. 
Refund is very likely

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New Store This shop may or may not be willing to cooperate in refunding VAT. Some vatfree.com members may be waiting for the refund. When the shop decides to participate (or not), we will update this status. Cooperation is unknown yet

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Noncooperative Store This shop is not willing to cooperate and refund the full VAT. It might be that this shop has an exclusive arrangement with a traditional taxfree company and therefore is only willing to reimburse via that channel. Fees are generally between 40%-50% of the VAT. One or more vatfree.com members are still waiting for a refund to take place. Refund seems very unlikely.

See also the page 'What to do if a shop does not cooperate'

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