Get Ready For Your Tax-Free Shopping With Europe’s VAT Rates

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If you are planning a European tax-free shopping spree, here’s some important information about VAT you should know.

Countries in Europe have different VAT rates ranging from 17 to 27 percent. They also have different rules regarding the minimum spend per receipt. This handy table outlines both the VAT rates and the minimum spend requirement for your convenience.

 

Regulations change from time to time, so it’s a good idea to get up to speed just ahead of your trip!

Remember:

  • Only non-EU residents can request a VAT refund in the EU
  • VAT refunds are available only on items that are taken out of the EU unused.
  • Expenses such as services, hotel charges and transportation do not apply. 


Learn how to calculate your VAT refund in Belgium with Refundit’s calculator.

More countries to follow!

VAT Rates & Minimum Purchases Required to Qualify for Refunds

Country of PurchaseVAT Standard RateMinimum Amount per Receipt
Austria20%€75.01
Belgium21%€125.01
Bulgaria20%250 BGN
Croatia25%740 HRK
Czech Republic21%2,001 CZK
Denmark25%300 DKK
Estonia20%€38.01
Finland24%€40
France20%€175.01
Germany19%€50
Great Britain20%£30
Greece24%€50
Hungary27%54,001 HUF
Iceland24%6,000 ISK
Ireland23%€30
Italy22%€155
Latvia21%€44
Lithuania21%€55
Luxembourg17%€74
Malta18%€100
Netherlands21%€50
Norway25%315 NOK
Poland23%200 PLN
Portugal23%€61.35
Romania19%250 RON
Slovakia20%€100
Slovenia22%€50.01
Spain21%€0
Sweden25%€200 SEK
Switzerland8%300 CHF
Turkey18%118 TRY

Disclaimer: VAT rules and regulations change from time to time as governments update their tax laws. Refundit does its best to provide the most up-to-date information but cannot be held accountable for any imprecise information.