Tax Free Shopping in Uruguay


Look for stores displaying Global Blue Tax Free Shopping signage in the window.


When paying for your purchases ask the shop staff for a Tax Free Form.


Remember: Incomplete Tax Free Form = No refund



At the airport or the port please allow enough time for the refund process before your flight or ship departs.


Before you check in for your journey, go to the Customs desk and present your completed Tax Free Form, receipts, passport,  purchases and credit card  to get a stamp on your form and get your refund transferred to your credit card.


Don’t pack goods away in your check-in luggage as you will need to show them to the Customs Officer.




Remember: No Customs Stamp = No Refund


NB: The refund you receive is the VAT minus Global Blue’s service fee.



Shoppers eligible for Tax Free Shopping

● If you are have a permanent residence outside Uruguay.


VAT Rate



Minimum purchase amount

600 Pesos uruguayos


Tax Free goods

Refunds are paid on all goods that are exported in the traveller’s personal luggage.

Refundable goods:

   ● Fashion and clothing

   ● Leather goods

   ● Shoes

   ● Beverages, food

   ● Souvenirs

   ● Knitting

   ● Craft


Tax Free Form

● The Form is valid for 90 days after the issuing date.

● The Form must be duly stamped by official Uruguayan Customs (including electronic stamp) within 90 days following the date when the Form was issued.

● Original receipt/invoice must be attached to the Form. Only one receipt per Tax Free Form is allowed.




In order to assure smooth processing of your refund send us just Tax Fee Forms filled in completely and correctly

How to fill in Tax Free Form


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