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Entering and Exiting EU twice - where to get VAT refund?

Entering and Exiting EU twice - where to get VAT refund?

Old Apr 15, 19, 9:59 pm
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Entering and Exiting EU twice - where to get VAT refund?

I live in the US and going to visit Germany, Austria and Italy with a trip to the Seychelles in the middle, all within 2.5 weeks. My flights will be:
Home - ZRH - TXL; TXL - VIE; VIE - IST - SEZ; SEZ - ADD - FCO; FLR - ZRH - Home.
Anything I buy in Italy, I'll claim in Florence - easy. But for items I buy in Berlin or Vienna, do I claim the VAT refund in Vienna and then bring it back into the EU after the Seychelles? Or can I also claim the refund in Florence? Thanks!
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Old Apr 16, 19, 3:56 am
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It's up to you really, you can claim in either but it probably make sense to only claim one time at the end instead of wasting time twice.
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Old Apr 16, 19, 7:29 am
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You should claim at the point you finally leave the EU
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