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VAT (sales tax) refunds

Discussion in 'Europe' started by bob barrows, May 16, 2005.

  1. bob barrows

    bob barrows Guest

    Hey you guys

    Don't forget you can get your VAT (=sales tax) back on everything you take back with you out of Europe that is.

    Make sure you ask for a VAT refund form, not just a receipt, for every purchase over say 20 dollars. If they don't have a form shop elsewhere, they'll soon get the message!

    Produce the form and the goods to Customs as you leave and you'll get 17% back.

    I was a customs officer for 35 years so I have an idea what I'm talking about.
     

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