How to get your VAT Tax Refund

What is the VAT Tax ?

Value Added Tax (VAT) is a consumption tax imposed on the value added to goods and services at each stage of production and distribution. In Paris, as in many European countries, tourists who are not residents of the European Union (EU) or the European Economic Area (EEA) are eligible for a VAT refund on certain purchases.

For Which purchase can i get a VAT Refund ?

Not all purchases are eligible for VAT refund. Typically, items such as souvenirs, clothing, and luxury goods qualify, but services, food, and some other items may not be eligible.

Where can i do the vAT Tax Refund in Paris?

There are VAT refund services and kiosks at major international airports and shopping areas. These services may charge a fee but can streamline the process.

at Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport:
– Terminal 1 : level CDGVAL, hall 6
– Terminal 2A : level departures, gate 5
– Terminal 2C : level departures, gate 12
– Terminal 2D : level departures, gate 6
– Terminal 2E : level departures, gate 4
– Terminal 2F : level arrivals
– Terminal 3 : level arrivals

at Paris-Orly airport:
– Orly 4 : Departures  4
– Orly 1-2 : Arrivals 2

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Download VAT Tax Cheat Sheet (Free €0)

We’ve created this Cheat Sheet to help you with getting your VAT Tax Refund.

  • It includes the following:
  • What is the VAT Tax
  • Who’s eligible
  • How to apply and get a refund
  • Links and resources

French VAT Refund Calculator

What’s the minimum purchase for a refund?

Purchases for an amount of at least €100 including taxes.

How can I receive the VAT refund?

You can choose by cash or credit back into your card while at the kiosk.