Where to shop tax-free
Use this interactive shopping guide to see if a store cooperates with VAT refunds via our platform. More than 55.000 stores are listed as participants which means there is enough choice to ensure you can shop tax-free in the neighborhood or online.
The store is legally the entity that processes the refund as they initially receive the VAT upon purchase and are able to credit and return it afterwards. Not all stores cooperate with VAT refunds or process the refund in a timely manner. Unfortunately, EU tax law does not obligate stores to cooperate and a shop may choose not to be of service.
If a store is listed as 'uncooperative' (grey logo) please note that a VAT refund is not guaranteed nor likely. After you have sent us your original receipts for these stores, and it turns out the store still does not wish to cooperate, we can not return your receipt to you or forward them to these stores, competitors or other claiming parties.
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Partner Store This is a vatfree.com partner store.
Refund is guaranteed
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
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
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'