Standard VAT rate: 20%
Minimum purchase amount: 38.01 EUR
When are Tax-Free purchases available to you?
If you permanently reside in a non-EU country.
How to shop Tax-Free
To learn more about tax refunds, including filling out a Tax-Free form
Stamping time: 3 months, not including the month of purchase
Tax-Free form with customs stamp validity: 1 year from the date of issue (not including the date of purchase)
Tax refunds apply to purchases that the traveller takes out of the country in their personal luggage.
Only those goods for which the VAT rate is set at 20% are subject to a tax refund. Goods with a different VAT rate are not refundable: for example, books, certain periodicals, certain pharmaceutical products and medical devices are subject to 9% VAT.
Completed Tax-Free Forms stamped by the Border Guard can be sent to:
For standard and registered letters:
Global Blue PO Box 363, 810 00 Bratislava, Slovakia, Europe
For courier delivery:
Global Blue, Prievozska 4D / Block E, 821 09 Bratislava, Slovakia, Europe