Paris detaxes Paris duty free are the things you should know before going to paris. Value-added tax (V.A.T.) is know as TVA.
Similar to a Sales Tax. Included in the price of many things.
The current VAT rate is between 2,1 to 20%.
The service is included in restaurants, hotels bills. You can always leave few extra euro on the table.
If you see additional items on your bill you should ask what it is. The V.A.T. is refundable for many goods but not for services (restaurants…)
When you make a purchase ask for V.A.T. refund form.
Most of the stores should have a sign on their window.
Global Refund Tax Free Shopping. Ask the store to stamp it. The minimum amount spending is 175.01 € (included V.A.T.) When you leave the country, have the form stamped like any customs form. Be ready to show the custom officials what you have bought! After the control of passport go to the refund-service counter to get immediately your refund.
At the Airport Paris-Orly:
At Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport:
At the Galeries Lafayette, claim back the tax on purchases made at the Galeries Lafayette. Purchases made the same day and over over €175. Address: 40 Boulevard Haussmann.
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