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Tax Free Shopping in Lebanon

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GET IT

Look for stores displaying Global Blue Tax Free Shopping signage in the window.

 

When paying for your purchases ask the shop staff for a Tax Free Form.

Tax Free Forms are available in four versions, one blue, and one white. Fill in all the required fields in block letters, using the Latin alphabet.

 

Remember: Incomplete Tax Free Form = No refund

 

STAMP IT

At the airport please allow enough time for the refund process before your flight departs.

 

Before you check in for your flight, go to the Customs desk and present your completed Tax Free Form, passport, receipts/invoices and purchases to get a stamp on your form.

 

The goods have to be unused. Don’t pack them away in your check-in luggage as you will need to show them to the Customs Officer.

 

ADDITIONAL STAMPING : NO

 

Remember: No Customs Stamp = No Refund

 

CASH IT

Go to a Refund office displaying the Global Blue logo.

 

Present your stamped and completed Tax Free Forms to receive the refund in cash or to credit card.

 

In a rush? Mail your stamped and completed Tax Free Forms to the address of the Processing Centre and receive your refund on your credit card.

 Note: when mailing the form back to us please enclose a copy of the passport with the photo and the full name, as well as the page(s) showing the arrival and departure dates.

 

NB: The refund you receive is the VAT minus Global Blue’s handling fee.

 

USEFUL INFO

Shoppers eligible for Tax Free Shopping

●If you are living in or if you have a permanent residence outside Lebanon

●If you hold a Lebanese passport and reside outside Lebanon

 

 

VAT Rate

10%

 

Minimum purchase amount

150000.00 LBP

 

Tax Free goods

Refund is paid on all goods that are exported in the traveller’s personal luggage.

● Exported goods must be unused.

●Non-refundable goods:

    ●Goods with 0% VAT rate (e.g. food, beverages, gemstones, and  jewellery)

 

Tax Free Form

●Stamped Tax Free Form has unlimited validity.

●The Form must be duly stamped by Lebanese customs within 3 months from tourist’s arrival  date.

●Original receipt/invoice must be attached to the Form.

 

Address of Processing Centre

 

Global Blue Lebanon SAL

New Jdeideh, Area 1

21 Street, Azure Center

Bloc B, 7 Floor

Metn - Lebanon

 

 

Tips

 

●The post delivery is free of charge from Lebanon if you use the Global Blue prepaid envelope provided by the shop. Note that it is sent by regular post.

●If you have not received the prepaid envelope you can use a standard envelope (at your expense)

●In order to prevent a possible loss of the documents, we recommend you to use secured mail service (e.g. registered mail or courier- at your expense)

●Before sending the documents, please make a copy of them or write down Tax Free Form number (DOC ID) of each Form for your reference.

●In order to assure smooth processing of your refund send us just Tax Fee Forms filled in completely and correctly

How to fill in Tax Free Form

 

 

Contact us

 

In case of any other questions contact us: taxfree.lb@globalblue.com, +961 1 896708

For frequently asked questions visit: www.globalblue.com/faqs/

                                  

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