Guide To Tax Refund In Sweden
What is MOMS?MOMS is a Nordic term for VAT. VAT means Value Added Tax and is tax imposed on the goods and services. VAT in Sweden works the same way as VAT in Europe or GST in Australia. Travellers and visitors with permanent resident outside the EU can apply for tax refund if they shop in Sweden.
Who are eligible to apply for VAT Return?If you’re a non-EU citizen or non-Norway citizen, you can apply for VAT return. The current VAT rate in Sweden is 25%.
Minimum purchaseYou need to purchase minimum value of 200 SEK on the same day and in the same store.
Time limit for Customs ApprovalAfter the purchase, you have 90 days to apply tax refund for your goods.
How to claim your Tax Refund back? Here’s an step-by-step instruction1. At the store: look for the tax free sign Check the ‘tax free sign’ outside the shop to make sure your goods can apply for VAT refund. If there are no signs, then ask the Shopping Assistant whether they participate to the tax-refund program. 2. Show your passport The Shopping Assistant needs to know whether you’re eligible for VAT refund. She will ask for your passport at the check-out. Show your passport, so she can help you further with the VAT refund process. 3. Fill in the Tax Free Form The Shopping Assistant will present you the Tax Free Form. She will fill in her part and you need to fill in your part. And don’t worry, she will also help you complete the form. 4. Make sure you’re all the required documents before leaving the store. Make sure you’ve gathered all the papers before you leave the shop. Here’s a checklist:
- Fully completed Tax Free Form
- Purchased goods (keep it unused)
- The invoice
- In cash
- With creditcard
- via Alipay
VAT refund overview in Sweden
|Value||VAT Refund in Krona||VAT Refund in %|
|2500 SEK||319 SEK||12,76%|
|5000 SEK||673 SEK||13,46%|
|10000 SEK||1383 SEK||13,83%|
|20000 SEK||2950 SEK||14,75%|
|30000 SEK||4800 SEK||16,00%|
|40000 SEK||6400 SEK||16,00%|
|50000 SEK||8000 SEK||16,00%|
|60000 SEK||10200 SEK||17,00%|
|70000 SEK||11900 SEK||17,00%|
|80000 SEK||14400 SEK||18,00%|
|90000 SEK||16200 SEK||18,00%|
|100000 SEK||18000 SEK||18,00%|