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Value Added Tax Refund Rolling In Taiwan

Taiwan have expanded its value added tax return for tourists purchasing items inside the country
to bolster its tourism.

By purchasing products in Taiwan more than NT3000 (Php5,100) on the same day from the Tax Refund Shopping posted store, tourists will be able to claim 5% VAT. Refunds can only be claimed within 30 days after purchase.

Requirements for VAT Refund
-Tourists / Foreign traveler holding passports other than the R.O.C
-Application form of VAT Refund
-Travel documents
-Receipt/s of item

Where to Claim VAT Refund?
Foreign Passenger VAT Refund Service Counter at the airport or seaport of departure.

1. Taoyuan Int'l Airport Terminal 1 Departure Hall, 1F, Customs Service Counter
2. Taoyuan Int'l Airport Terminal 2 Departure Hall, 3F, Customs Service Counter
3. Keelung Harbor East 2nd Pier, West 2nd Pier
4. Taichung Airport Customs Service Counter
5. Taichung Harbor Customs Service Counter
6. Hualien Airport 1F, Customs Service Counter
7. Hualien Harbor 1F, Customs Service Counter
8. Kaohsiung Airport 3F, Customs Service Counter
9. Kaohsiung Harbor 3F, Passenger Terminal

Aside from airports and seaports, the foreign traveler can find tqx refund counters at SOGO Malls, Taipei 101 Mall, Kaohsiung Hanshin Department Store and Shin Kong A8 Store.



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