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List Countries Here in Which Visitors May Be Eligible to Receive a Rebate

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COLOMBIA

Most of these posts are for purchases, but this is on your airline ticket itself.

There is about a US$70 equivalent refund if you stay less than 90 days in the country. It is for a tax that is charged when you purchase the ticket and is refunded in Colombian Pesos on the spot.

BUT, we have found sometimes the airline doesn't pay you if you do not know you are entitled to this! They have you get the form from the Customs window, have you sign the form and then they are SUPPOSED TO HAND YOU THE PESOS IN CASH.

ICELAND

You can get a tax rebate when you buy in one place for a minimum of ISK4000 (approx us$ 35-40 )
You can get the money at several location in town + at the Airport.

IRELAND

In Ireland, non EU citizens get the VAT back (sales tax) on purchases that are taken out of Europe.

You also get your VAT back if you are foreign & studying here and you buy anything in the 3 months before you leave, processed under the same system.

You get a card to make it simple.
Here's more info...
https://www.shoptaxfree.com/tourists/am-i-eligible/

There is even an iPhone app to help you claim back your Tax (up to 21%!)

TAIWAN

‧Requirements for VAT Refund
1. Foreign travelers holding passports from countries other than the R.O.C., travel documents or R.O.C. passports without personal ID numbers attached.

2. Foreign travelers who make purchases of at least NT$3,000 on the same day from the same Tax Refund Shopping (TRS)-posted store, are eligible for a refund of the 5% VAT paid on those purchased goods. To claim the refund, they must apply at the port of their departure from the R.O.C. within 30 days following the date of purchase, and they must take the purchased goods out of the country with them.

http://eng.taiwan.net.tw/m1.aspx?sNo=0002064#h8

TANZANIA

Further details here http://www.tra.go.tz/index.php/refund-to-non-citizens

THAILAND

Thailand has a VAT refund for all merchandise taken out of the country. There is a minimum purchase ( don't remember the number, but it's small on any day, the value of goods purchased at each participating store shall not be less than 2,000 baht, including VAT. The total amount claimed for refund must not be less than 5,000 baht, including VAT.), you get a form from the merchant and you have to show the merchandise at the airport before you check in. After that you get the refund inside the secure area after customs and immigration. For tax refunds of under 30,000 Baht, payment can be made to you in Thai Baht, bankers draft or to your credit card account. For cash payments, a 100 Baht processing fee will be deducted from the money refunded to you. If you are claiming back an amount in excess of 30,000 Baht, payment will be made by bank draft or credit card account. For refunds made by bank draft, the fee is 100 Baht plus the appropriate fees charged by the issuing bank.
Other details:http://www.rd.go.th/vrt/
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Old Mar 18, 10, 9:21 am
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That is absoluetley rediculous
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Old Jun 14, 10, 2:09 pm
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This isn't a "rebate" as such, but starting July 1st, residents of British Columbia and Ontario will not need to pay sales tax on some purchases in Washington state.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/british-col...exemption.html

This is in addition to an already lengthy list of exempted states and territories. A full list is available here.

http://dor.wa.gov/Content/FindTaxesA...s/default.aspx

Unfortunately, the exemption does not apply to food and lodging.
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Old Oct 11, 10, 10:00 am
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Originally Posted by unitra View Post
Besides the usual purchase refunds, if you are travelling on Business (you define it) and you are not an EC person, you can recover the VAT from your hotel bills, a goodly sum sometimes.

I got a booklet from HM Customs and Excise that gives the rules for the EC countries. Look at www.hmce.gov.uk See "VAT 65A - Application for refund of VAT by a business person who is not established in the community."

Of course it is up to you what you do with the refund...........
Do you simply pick up this form at the airport or print it off and present it to the VAT refund desk at the airport or do you always have to mail it in later? Anyone else do this regularly?
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Old Mar 24, 11, 9:02 am
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Originally Posted by Canarsie View Post
I do not know of a centralized resource (FlyerTalk or otherwise) where one can access a list of countries that offer a rebate (cash, tax or otherwise) to visitors.

For example, I was in Italy twice and did not know that that country had a program.

The purpose of this thread is to give visitors of foreign nations, territories and other autonomous governments and regions a list of countries that offer a rebate of any sort, as well as a list of qualifications to apply for that rebate.

With the help of other FlyerTalk members, this thread will become quite a comprehensive list of resourceful information that may be quite useful to FlyerTalk members who could gain valuable knowledge and legally profit from it.
hehe..interesting one
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oops double post. love internet
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Old Apr 20, 11, 9:09 am
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Saving Tax in Scandinavia

Any info on saving tax money from purchases in Norway, Denmark or Sweden?
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Old Apr 28, 11, 3:24 pm
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TAIWAN

‧Requirements for VAT Refund
1. Foreign travelers holding passports from countries other than the R.O.C., travel documents or R.O.C. passports without personal ID numbers attached.

2. Foreign travelers who make purchases of at least NT$3,000 on the same day from the same Tax Refund Shopping (TRS)-posted store, are eligible for a refund of the 5% VAT paid on those purchased goods. To claim the refund, they must apply at the port of their departure from the R.O.C. within 30 days following the date of purchase, and they must take the purchased goods out of the country with them.

http://eng.taiwan.net.tw/m1.aspx?sNo=0002064#h8

Worked like a charm last time I visited Taiwan
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Old Dec 12, 11, 2:22 pm
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its a sicky thanks
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Old Feb 17, 12, 11:32 am
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Originally Posted by chtiet View Post
Value-Added Tax Refund in Germany

(Sorry for not keeping original format).
it's now here:http://www.germany.info/Vertretung/u...T__Refund.html
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Old Feb 14, 14, 10:39 am
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Business Travel VAT Refunds - U.K., Sweden & Germany

Happened upon this thread and thought I'd chime in as it doesn't seem to be too clear elsewhere.

The U.K. and Sweden allow business travelers to recover the VAT paid on hotels, meals, car rentals etc.

Germany and Holland also refund VAT on some business travel expenses, but these countries have higher minimums and invoice formatting requirements that make it difficult to get anything back unless you have a lot of travel (whether just one person or company-wide).

Most other countries do NOT refund VAT on business travel.

Hope this helps someone!
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Old Feb 15, 14, 3:06 pm
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So the link earlier in the thread 404ed... is it still the case that a foreign visitor cannot get a tax refund on hotel tax?
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Old Feb 22, 14, 4:21 pm
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Got a rebate of 20% for holding a non-US passport at Nordstroms Rack
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Old Mar 6, 14, 6:43 am
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Tanzania - VAT refund for tourists

Further details here http://www.tra.go.tz/index.php/refund-to-non-citizens
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Old May 29, 14, 9:32 pm
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Tax and Tax Back in Sri Lanka

Got first trip to Sri Lanka next month. What is the tax situation for foreign visitors? Thanks!
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Old Jun 22, 14, 11:45 pm
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Are there still any valid rebate programs for US citizens?
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