Premier tax free Explanation & FAQs

Step 1 - Online

Request a Premier Tax Free refund voucher on checkout.

Complete the form

 

Step 2 - Airport

Upon exiting the country of purchase or the European Union, present your goods, passport, shop receipt and Premier Tax Free form to customs and have your Premier Tax Free form stamped.

 

Step 3 - Refund

With Premier Tax Free you have many ways in which to receive your VAT refund. 

1) You may send your stamped form to Premier Tax Free in one of our self-addressed prepaid envelopes (available at point of sale) for a refund direct to your credit card or to your bank account. 

2) You may present your stamped form to one of our many cash refund locations throughout the world for an instant cash refund. Please consult Premier Tax Free’s list of Cash Refund Locations

  

Tax free shopping in the UK

1.Introduction

This Notice tells you how you can get the VAT back on goods you buy in the United Kingdom (UK)

2.What is Tax Free Shopping?

In the UK, Value Added Tax (VAT) is charged on many goods and services. Tax Free Shopping allows travellers leaving the European Union (EU) to get a VAT refund on goods they buy here and take home.

3.Can I use the scheme?

If you are

 

You can use the scheme if

an overseas visitor

  • your home, or the place you live, is outside the EU and
  • you plan to take the goods out of the EU by the last day of the third month after the one in which you bought them (see section 6)
  • an overseas resident studying or working in the UK, or
  • a resident of the EU
  • you plan to take the goods out of the EU by the last day of the third month after the one in which you bought them (see section 6)and
  • you can show that you will be staying outside the EU for at least 12 months

If you belong to one of these categories, you must be able to prove this to customs when you leave the EU by showing your passport, visa or other documents. If you cannot prove this when you leave, your claim will not be approved.

4.When do I have to export the goods?

You must export the goods (that is, take them out of the EU with you) by the last day of the third month after the one in which you buy them.

For example, if you bought the goods on the 3rd of February, you would have to export them by the 31st of May.

5.What do I have to do when I leave the EU?

You must get your form checked and stamped by a customs officer in the EU: you can't have this done when you get home.