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Tax Free Shopping in France

Tips and guidelines for shopping tax free in France

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Standard VAT rate: 20 %
Pharmacy goods 10 %
Food, books: 5.5 %
Reduced rate for certain products and services: 2.1 %
Minimum purchase amount: 175.01 EUR

Who is eligible for Tax Free Shopping?
● If you have permanent residence in a non-EU country
● If you are older than 16
● If you spend more than 175.01 EUR

How to Shop Tax Free
For more on how to claim your tax refund, including how to fill in the Tax Free Form, click here
Stamping period: Issuing month + 3 months
Validity of stamped Form: 6 months form the issuing date/ digitally stamped - unlimited validity

Electronically Stamping Your Form Using Pablo
Instructions for travellers from French customs authorities please consult N°51747#03

Tax Free goods:
Refunds are paid on goods that are exported in the traveller’s personal luggage.
Non-refundable goods:
● Tobacco
● Pharmaceuticals
● Cars and car parts
● Weapons
● Cultural relics more than 50 years old
● Postal stamps

Contact us
Completed Tax Free Forms which have been stamped by Customs can 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

If you have any questions
For frequently asked questions visit

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