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Guidelines for Claiming VAT Refund

Guidelines for Claiming VAT Refund

Foreign passengers, who on the same day and from the same authorized TRS-labeled store purchase more than NT$3,000 (VAT-included price) of goods eligible for VAT refund and exit R.O.C. with the goods within 30 days from the date of purchase, may upon departure claim for refund on the VAT paid for the goods.

Passengers must approach to the “Customs Information” counter to apply for the VAT refunds 2 hours before departure, which allowing sufficient time for Customs to inspect the goods and verify the claims. It is noted that those carrying the goods in checked baggage should claim the VAT refunds prior to checking in.

According to relevant regulations, foreign passengers should present passports, the goods eligible for VAT refunds, application forms, and the uniform invoices bearing the words VAT refundable to the departure customs and request a VAT refund.

Application for a VAT refund submitted after the passenger has departed the country will not be accepted.

For more information, please click here to visit the VAT-refund on NTBT(National Taxation Bureau of Taipei)website or  click here to visit the VAT-refund on NTBK(National Taxation Bureau of Kaohsiung)website .

  • Publish Date:2014-08-27
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