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Tax Free Shopping in Russia

Tips and guidelines for shopping tax free in Russia


Standard VAT rate: 18%

Reduced VAT rate: 10% (foodstuffs, certain children’s supplies, medicine, water & books)

Minimum purchase amount: 10000 RUB per retailer and per calendar day

Who is eligible for Tax Free Shopping?
Travellers with passport issued by a foreign country outside the Eurasian Economic Union (Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Russia) and shopping in selected retailers officially communicated by the Ministry for Trade.

How to Shop Tax Free
For more details how to claim your tax refund, click here

Tax Free goods
Goods must be available for presentation at the Customs Validation Counter. Goods must be exported from the territory of the Russian Federation to outside of the Customs territory of the Eurasian Economic Union within 3 months from the purchase date.

Non-refundable goods
Excise goods like alcohol, tobacco and cars, certain oil products.

Important rules for the Tax Free Form
Remember, in order to claim the VAT refund , the Tax Free Form must be validated by Russian Customs.

Contact us
Completed Tax Free Forms which have been stamped by Russian Customs must be sent to:

Standard or registered mail:
Global Blue P.O. Box 363, 810 00 Bratislava, Slovakia, Europe

Global Blue, Prievozska 4D/Block E, 821 09 Bratislava, Slovakia, Europe

If you have any questions

For frequently asked questions visit

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