Important information for shopping in Spain
From July 2018 travellers can ask for the VAT refund for any purchase amount.
Standard VAT rate: 21%
Some food, some optical goods: 10%
Medicines and pharmaceutical goods, books, magazines, some food: 4%
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: Issuing date + 4 years
Tax Free goods:
Refunds are paid on all goods that are exported in the traveller’s personal luggage.
Exported goods must be sealed and unused.
Retailer tax free forms processed by Global Blue
If you request a Tax Free Form from the retailer in Spain, it may be processed by Global Blue on their behalf. In this case, the Retailer authorises Global Blue to operate the Tax Free Service on its behalf and Global Blue is obliged to refund the VAT to the traveller on behalf of the retailer. Global Blue reserves the right to define the refund method at its reasonable discretion. The traveller acknowledges and agrees that a refund may be rejected by Global Blue if the retailer has breached its contract towards Global Blue.
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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