Go shopping and while paying, remember to ask for a Global Blue Tax Free Form. Here's what you need to know to shop Tax Free.
Refunds are paid on items that are exported in the shoppers personal luggage.
Refundable items must be unused.
If you are a Global Blue member:
In most stores, you can scan your digital barcode at check-out. Your personal data will be automatically filled in on the Tax Free Form.
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Local information for SWISS Shopper
If you are a resident in Switzerland, Liechtenstein or Bussingen, you can get more from your purchases at Aldi Sud Shop. For more info read below.
If Germany is your last destination before leaving Europe, get your Tax Free Form validated when you exit the country. Find below the nearest Customs Office or self-validation Kiosk.
3 months + the issuing month of the Tax Free Form
4 years from the issuing date of the Tax Free Form
Remember, in order to claim the VAT refund in a Global Blue office in Germany, the Tax Free Form must have been validated before exiting the country.
If Germany is your last destination before leaving the EU, please get your Tax Free Form validated before exiting the country. You can find Customs at any international airport and harbor.
Local information for UK Shopper
If you’re leaving the EU by car, please make sure to get your Tax Free Form validated by Customs at the German border.
Visit any Global Blue Refund Office or Kiosk in Germany. Present the validated Tax Free Form and get your refund. For an automatic refund, check the payment details selected in store or saved on your Global Blue App and MCC.
To get your refund at any Global Blue Refund Office in Germany, please provide the following:
Still in doubt about the above steps? Check out our general guide.
Printed Tax Free Forms validated by Customs must be sent to:
Standard and registered mail
Global Blue P.O. Box 363, 810 00 Bratislava,
Global Blue, Prievozska 4D/Block E, 821 09 Bratislava,