Hello Michelle, Thank you for your message. You only file your …

Comment on Understanding the Tax Refund Service in France and Galeries Lafayette new Self Service Tax Back Refund Machines by Diane.

Hello Michelle,

Thank you for your message.

You only file your VAT refund back when you leave the EU (Schengen Area). So if you go straight from Paris to Greece then you would file in Greece. However, if you decided to do the cash back option as oppose to waiting for the credit on your credit card, you would do that immediately and get the cash back instantly, then you would drop the form off in Greece.

Make sure you get there plenty of time in advance to locate the VAT refund machines, typically they are by the departures.

Hope that helps, safe travels, and Happy Shopping! 🙂
Diane

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Dear Veronica,

The tax refund process in Paris can be quite confusing. When the refund was declined it adds extra time to the refund process. This is why I always tell everyone it could take up to 3 months. (I’ve even had things take a little longer since I came during the busy season) If you’re anything like me, I hate waiting for my refund, but definitely be patient and it will happen.

hope that helps and provides you with a little more information on the tax refund policy in France!

Kind Regards,
Diane


Understanding the Tax Refund Service in France and Galeries Lafayette new Self Service Tax Back Refund Machines
Dear Neha,

The tax back refund process in Paris can take up to 3 Months, and sometimes even longer depending on if it’s busy season.

Did you drop your form in the box at the airport?

I hope that answers your questions in regards to the tax refund process in Paris.

Best,
Diane


Understanding the Tax Refund Service in France and Galeries Lafayette new Self Service Tax Back Refund Machines
Dear Kang,

Thank you for your message regarding understanding the tax back process in Paris. You should bring it back to China, and then find out where you mail it to in China. Each country will have a different location to mail it to.

I hope that helps.

Best,
Diane


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