Claim VAT back on watches

Claim VAT back on watches

Yes you can claim back VAT on watches  All new retail goods are VAT claimable. Also watches. It's not possible to claim back VAT on second-hand watches, or in fact any second-hand goods since the VAT has already been paid. A lot of people go to Europe to buy their watches and then claim back the VAT. And there are two ways to do. 1. Claim back the VAT on your own. This is rather complicated, and the process varies from country to country and is not advisable if this is a very rare purchase or it is a substantial amount. You can read more at the EU Comissions Homepage: Guide to VAT refund article. 2. Use a VAT service provider. Global Blue is by far the biggest provider of this service with more than +300.000 stores using their services. Doestnt matter which of the above solutions you choose to go with, these following steps are applicable for both: When you are in the shop, ask the shop assistant in...
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How to claim VAT from EU on goods

How to claim VAT from EU on goods

Claiming VAT from the European Stores As a non-EU residence, it is possible to claim the VAT back on goods when brought back to your home country or at least when leaving the EU. The process is simple if you know what to do, and choose to use companies as Global Blue instead of doing it yourself. When you are shopping in the stores you should always inform the salesperson to provide you with the taxfree formula, most shops have cooperation with companies like Global Blue. To ensure yourself you should at all times bring your passport, as the store needs your name and passport number to issue the correct invoice and documents. From here you need to present the goods to the VAT customs in the airport you are traveling from. They will ask you for your boarding pass, the taxfree invoices provided at the store and the goods. Once everything is approved the customs will stamp your taxfree formulas and you can collect your vat...
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