Tax Free Shopping in Switzerland


Tips and guidelines for shopping tax free in Switzerland

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Standard VAT rate: Standard VAT rate: 7.7%
Reduced VAT rate: 2.5% for food/medicines/books/plants but not refundable
Minimum purchase amount: 300 CHF (Swiss Francs)

Who is eligible for Tax Free Shopping?
● If you have permanent residence outside Switzerland.
● 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: 90 days from the date of purchase
Validity of stamped Form: Issuing date + 4 years

Tax Free goods:
Refunds are paid on goods that are exported in traveller’s personal luggage.
Tax free forms must be completed and signed by traveller before presenting to Swiss Customs Authorities.
When leaving Switzerland please get a customs stamp at your exit point in Switzerland (Switzerland is a non EU country). Alternatively get a customs stamp validation at a Swiss consulate or Embassy in your home country after return upon presentation of an official import duty confirmation.

Non-refundable goods:
- Fuel
- All goods with reduced VAT rate of 2.5%

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, go to Help & Support


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