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

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

Hello Kini,

Thank you for your question. There should be a place for your friend to drop it off in a box at the Frankford airport. I would recommend your friend arrives early to located the tax back, and she can ask questions.

Please make sure you ask someone when you are there so they can drop the box in the correct mail box.

Hope that helps.

Kind Regards,
Diane

Diane Coletta
Petite in Paris

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

Thank you for your message regarding the tax refund process. I’m sorry to hear that it was closed when you passed by their office. It’s no problem to submit the paperwork manually.

I’ve outlined the entire process here https://petiteinparis.com/vat-tax-refund-process-in-paris-france/ under the title WHAT IF I FORGOT TO SUBMIT THE VAT TAX REFUND FORM OR DID THE STEPS WRONG?

I hope that helps!

Kind Regards,
Diane

Diane Coletta
Petite in Paris


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

Thank you for your question about the tax refund process in Paris!

Great question, you will need to drop the forms off in the box before Airport Security. I would recommend that you double check in Greece to see if anything needs to be scanned as I’m not 100% familiar if they require an extra scanning (better safe than sorry).

Yes, please have any goods that you declare for the VAT tax refund with you at all times. It is unlikely but possible that they could ask to be seen.

I hope that answers your question on the tax refund policy in Paris!

Thanks,
Diane

Diane Coletta
Petite in Paris


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

Thank you for your message regarding the tax refund process at Galeries Lafayette.

Do you still have the paperwork with you? If so no worries you can mail it and get the refund. Please follow the following steps

Within 6 months after the date of purchase of your goods, you must address a tax refund request to:

Direction Générale des Douanes et Droits Indirects
Fiscalité, transports et politiques fiscales communautaires (bureau F1)
11, rue des Deux Communes
93558 Montreuil
France

This request MUST be supported by the following documents:

A copy of your passport;
A copy of your travel ticket or your boarding pass;
An “attestation de présentation des marchandises” issued by a French Consulate. In order to get this document you must go to the Consulate with the goods you bought, your passport and your plane ticket – OR –
The Declaration you made for those goods when entering your country;
A letter with exhaustive explanations of the reasons why you were not able to get your form stamped when leaving France;
The Retail Export Form.

Please let me know if you have any additional questions regarding the tax refund process!

Kind Regards,
Diane

Diane Coletta
Petite in Paris


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