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Tax Refunds For UK Shopping

Todays Date: August 17, 2017

If you are a citizen of a country that is not in the European Union and you are visiting the UK, then there will shops available for you to make purchases in, and then claim the tax back on those purchases. This service is offered by many shops all over the city.

The VAT in the UK is around 15% and in order to claim it back after the purchase, you must spend at least the minimum amount which may vary from store to store, but it usually around 30. The next thing to do is to get your tax refund cheque stamped by Customs on your way out of the country.

Coming to the UK to shop have never been more opportunistic because you can now claim the tax back on all of your purchases. This luxury is available to people who are from outside the UK who are in the UK as tourists and is one of the few benefits that you can enjoy that the residents don’t get to. If you plan to bring your purchases home with you then you can ask the staff in the tax free store for a refund cheque while you are paying for your purchases.

When you show your purchases, the receipts and passports in the Customs department at the time of departure, you can get your refund cheque stamped. There are numerous refund offices across the globe who can very swiftly arrange for a refund straight to your credit card or in certain cases, they may give you cash. However, there might be slight variations depending on the locations, so one is advised to go through the details clearly and get the entire benefit of shopping tax free.

There are shops all over the country that take part in this scheme and you can tell which ones they are because they will have a “tax free” logo on display outside them.

For more information on tax free shopping London UK visit gbtaxfree.com by clicking on airport VAT refund

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