Hi Diane, thank you for your informative and helpful article. Further …

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

Hi Diane, thank you for your informative and helpful article.

Further to Michelle’s question about visiting another country after shopping in Paris, I understand from your reply that we have to drop our forms at the airport (i.e. in the mailing box) after receiving the VAT refund in cash via Galeries Lafayette’s self-svc machines.

Just wanted to clarify there’s no need to get any further stamping or validation at the airport in Greece before mailing? You mentioned to locate VAT refund machines at the airport – does this involve more scanning?

Also heard that the goods must be sighted before I leave the EU. Appreciate your reply and help. Thanks a lot!

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