Standard VAT rate: 23%
Some food, medicines: 8%
Agricultural goods, craftworks: 5%
Minimum purchase amount: 200 PLN
Who is eligible for Tax Free Shopping?
If you have permanent residence in a non-EU country
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: 8 months after the issuing month
Polish Tax Free Forms can be refunded in cash at one of Global Blue’s Refund Offices or onto cards, both credit and debit cards (Visa, Mastercard, Diners Club International).
New rules for shopping in Poland
Don't forget your passport next time you shop, or proof of permanent residence outside the EU. While in-store you’ll be asked for your preferred method to receive your refund, either cash or credit card. Please remember you will not be able to change this later. Only the purchaser who received the Tax Free Form can collect the refund, you cannot authorise a person to act on your behalf.
For more details about the new free shopping rules in Poland click here
Tax Free Forms with the refund option onto cards, 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
Tax Free goods:
Refunds are paid on goods that are exported in the traveller’s personal luggage.
Exported goods must be unused and in their original packaging
Non-refundable goods: Fuel
If you have any questions, go to Help & Support