In Germany, goods are subject to Value Added Tax (VAT) which is included in the sale price. This represents 19% of the price of your purchase.* As a non-EU resident, you can reclaim any VAT paid on goods and taken home with you, provided the claim is made within 3 months of the purchase.


  1. Ask for a VAT refund form in the boutique when making a purchase valued over €25.
  2. Complete the form including your name (as it appears on your passport), passport number and address.
  3. Take your completed VAT refund form, receipts, passport and goods to the customs office at your point of departure from the EU, where your form will be validated.**

Tip: Queues at customs in airports can be long, ensure you allow enough time to process your forms.

* Some items in Germany are subject to different VAT rates: Food & Books – 7%
** If you are on a connecting flight, to another EU destination, before your arrival home, get your form validated at the first departure point and this will be treated as your EU departure point.

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