Tax Free Shopping in Italy

Shop in Italy in three easy steps. Check the country rules for Tax Free shopping and get your refund.

Go Shopping

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.

Country VAT rates

Standard VAT rate
Fashion and textiles
Optics - Glassware and sunglasses
Wines and alcohol
Milk, vegetables and fruit

How much you need to spend minimum

154.95 EUR

Who is eligible?

  • Shoppers who are permanent residents in a non-EU country
  • Shoppers who are younger than 18 years old must be accompanied by their parents

Non Refundable goods:

Tax Free Goods

Refunds are paid on items that are exported in the shoppers personal luggage. 

Refundable items must be unused.

Non Refundable goods:

  • Fuel
  • Vehicles
  • Services

Important Information to shop Tax Free in Italy

Don't forget your passport next time you shop in Italy. New rules for the digital Tax Free system means that you must present your passport, or a scanned copy, in store when purchasing the goods.

Please make sure that all mandatory fields are filled in correctly when you request your Tax Free Form in store. In the case of missing or incorrect information, the form will be rejected by Customs.

Local information
Receipts can be accumulated to reach the minimum amount to be paid (EUR 154.95) to get the VAT refund only if the purchases were made on the same day and in the same store.

VAT is not levied on books and therefore they are not eligible for tax refunds. However, the cost of books can contribute to the minimum purchase amount, if the books are bought at the same time as other VAT qualifying products.

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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Get Customs Validation

If Italy 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.

Time limit for validating your form

3 months + the issuing month of the Tax Free Form

Validity of stamped Form

3 months from the issuing month of the Tax Free Form

Important information to validate your Tax Free Form in Italy

Remember, in order to claim the VAT refund in a Global Blue office in Italy, the Tax Free Form must have been validated before exiting the country.

Refunds are paid on goods that are exported in the shoppers personal luggage. If goods are too large to be carried in hand luggage, it is recommended that you contact Customs in advance.



Receive Your Refund

Visit any Global Blue Refund Office or Kiosk in Italy. 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.

Important information to get your refund in Italy

To get your refund at any Global Blue Refund Office in Italy, please provide the following:

  • Personal details and passport
  • Completed Tax Free Form validated by Customs 
  • Original purchase receipt (raccomanded)
  • Purchesed goods

More information

Still in doubt about the above steps? Check out our general guide.

Global Blue Addresses

Printed Tax Free Forms validated by Customs must be sent to:

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

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

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