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Shopping in Osaka: Tax-Free Shopping and VAT Refund

Shopping in Osaka: Tax-Free Shopping and VAT Refund

Shopping in Osaka: Tax-Free Shopping and VAT Refund With each country having its own requirements and guidelines for receiving VAT refund, it could be confusing and daunting to shop tax-free while traveling. Japan, fortunately, has made it very easy for visitors to shop tax-free. In Japan, 8% consumption tax is applied to all products/items. Depending on the store, you may receive anywhere from 6.8 to 8% VAT refund or tax-free shopping. Read on to find out how to qualify for tax-free…

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How to Claim VAT Refund from Shopping in Paris

How to Claim VAT Refund from Shopping in Paris

How to Shop Tax Free in Paris: One of the advantages of making purchases while traveling internationally is receiving VAT refund. VAT stands for value-added tax, which is an amount already added to the price of the goods you purchase. Not all countries offer VAT refunds and requirements in receiving VAT refunds vary by country. In France, the standard VAT rate is 20%, and it varies for different products, i.e. 10% on pharmacy goods. For purchases made in Paris, the…

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