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Tax Free Shopping in The Bahamas

Tips and guidelines for shopping tax free in The Bahamas


Standard VAT Rate: 7.5 %
Minimum purchase amount:

  • Non-consumables: $ 25,00
  • Tobacco, alcohol: $ 50,00
  • Rum cakes: $ 25,00

Who is eligible for Tax Free Shopping?

  • If you are a non-Bahaamian resident
  • If you do not hold a Bahamian passport
  • If you are leaving The Bahamas in the next 45 days
  • If you have not worked in The Bahamas in the last 6 months

How to Shop Tax Free

  • Non-consumables

Minimum purchase amount is $ 25,00.

You will receive the refund immediately at the time of your purchase as a deduction from the sale price.

  • Consumables

The minimum purchase amount for tobacco and alcohol is $ 50,00. For rum cakes it is $ 25,00.

Provide the shop staff with your credit card details. The staff in the shop will issue a Tax Free Form for you and explain further details of how to validate it and receive the refund.

Tax Free goods:
Refunds are paid on goods that are exported in the traveller’s personal luggage.

Non-refundable goods:

  • medicine and pharmaceutical products
  • consumables other than alcohol, rum cakes and tobacco

If you have any questions

For frequently asked questions visit

Travel Pack