VAT rate 19%: general goods
VAT rate 7%: Food, Books and maps, Antiquities and artifacts, Medical supplies (wheelchairs, orthopedical aids, hearing aids)
Minimum purchase amount: 50.01 EUR
Attention: The German government has lowered the VAT in Germany in the period of 1st July 2020 to 31st December 2020 from 19% to 16% and from 7% to 5%.
Who is eligible for Tax Free Shopping?
● If you have a permanent residence in a non-EU country
● If you have a valid long-term visa (over 3 months) for a non-EU country
● If you are older than 18
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: Issuing date + 4 years
If you are resident in Switzerland, Liechtenstein or Bussingen, you can get more from your purchases at Aldi Sud Shop. For more info read here
Tax Free goods:
Refunds are paid on all goods that are exported in the traveller’s personal luggage.
● Cars or items for cars (e.g. spare parts, oil, navigation system, car radio)
● Phones with contract/SIM card
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
Global Blue, Prievozska 4D/Block E, 821 09 Bratislava, Slovakia, Europe
If you have any questions
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