VAT Refund Rate In Europe

This article is about how much VAT refund you can get in Europe.

Europe is an amazing place to shop for designer bags. Think about it; Italy is famous for their impeccable leather craftsmanship and give rise to world-class brands like Prada, Tods, Dolce & Gabbana, Valentino and Marni. Paris is known for romance, but also for high fashion. Did you know that the term Haute Couture (which translates to High Fashion in English) is protected by French law and is verified by the Chambre de Commerce et d’industrie? There are actually regulations that define which fashion houses are true Haute Couture. Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent and Christian Dior are all founded in France.

Tax refund guide per country

There is another reason why Europe is an amazing destination to buy designer bags. In general, the prices are much lower than other parts of the world. In the top of that, tourist gets VAT back, which can be up to 10% of the purchase price, depending on the country you’re going to visit. Let’s see the rate of tax-refund per country in Europe.

VAT refund overview per EU country

Note: the minimum value is 175 euro to be eligible for tax-refund, the VAT-free goods need to leave EU by the end of the third month.

VAT refund in France

Value VAT Refund in € VAT Refund in %
€500 €60 12,00%
€1000 €120 12,00%
€2000 €240 12,00%
€3000 €360 12,00%
€4000 €480 12,00%
€5000 €600 12,00%
€6000 €720 12,00%
€7000 €840 12,00%
€8000 €960 12,00%
€9000 €1080 12,00%
€10000 €1200 12,00%


VAT refund in Spain

Value VAT Refund in € VAT Refund in %
€500 €60 12,00%
€1000 €128,50 12,85%
€2000 €281 14,05%
€3000 €435 14,50%
€4000 €596 14,90%
€5000 €765 15,30%
€6000 €942 15,70%
€7000 €1099 15,70%
€8000 €1256 15,70%
€9000 €1413 15,70%
€10000 €1570 15,70%


VAT refund in Netherlands

Value VAT Refund in € VAT Refund in %
€500 €52 10,40%
€1000 €112 11,20%
€2000 €251 12,55%
€3000 €392 13,07%
€4000 €556 13,90%
€5000 €750 15,00%
€6000 €900 15,00%
€7000 €1050 15,00%
€8000 €1200 15,00%
€9000 €1350 15,00%
€10000 €1500 15,00%


VAT refund in Germany

Value VAT Refund in € VAT Refund in %
€500 €57 11,40%
€1000 €114 11,40%
€2000 €242 12,10%
€3000 €390 13,00%
€4000 €530 13,25%
€5000 €680 13,60%
€6000 €830 13,83%
€7000 €1015 14,50%
€8000 €1160 14,50%
€9000 €1305 14,50%
€10000 €1450 14,50%


VAT Refund in Belgium

Value VAT Refund in € VAT Refund in %
€500 €56 11,20%
€1000 €118 11,80%
€2000 €247 12,35%
€3000 €396 13,20%
€4000 €536 13,40%
€5000 €700 14,00%
€6000 €840 14,00%
€7000 €1015 14,50%
€8000 €1160 14,50%
€9000 €1305 14,50%
€10000 €1500 15,00%


VAT Refund in Greece

Value VAT Refund in € VAT Refund in %
€500 €59 11,80%
€1000 €124 12,40%
€2000 €264 13,20%
€3000 €417 13,90%
€4000 €573 14,33%
€5000 €738 14,76%
€6000 €942 15,70%
€7000 €1099 15,70%
€8000 €1256 15,70%
€9000 €1413 15,70%
€10000 €1600 16,00%


VAT Refund in Italy

Value VAT Refund in € VAT Refund in %
€500 €65 13,00%
€1000 €129 12,90%
€2000 €270 13,50%
€3000 €420 14,00%
€4000 €560 14,00%
€5000 €750 15,00%
€6000 €900 15,00%
€7000 €1050 15,00%
€8000 €1240 15,50%
€9000 €1395 15,50%
€10000 €1550 15,50%


VAT Refund in Austria

Value VAT Refund in € VAT Refund in %
€500 €59 11,80%
€1000 €125 12,50%
€2000 €260 13,00%
€3000 €390 13,00%
€4000 €520 13,00%
€5000 €700 14,00%
€6000 €840 14,00%
€7000 €980 14,00%
€8000 €1160 14,50%
€9000 €1305 14,50%
€10000 €1500 15,00%


VAT Refund in Denmark

Value VAT Refund in kr VAT Refund in %
kr5000 kr678 13,56%
kr10000 kr1359 13,59%
kr20000 kr3200 16,00%
kr30000 kr5250 17,50%
kr40000 kr7000 17,50%
kr50000 kr8750 17,50%
kr60000 kr11400 19,00%
kr70000 kr13300 19,00%
kr80000 kr15200 19,00%
kr90000 kr17100 19,00%
kr100000 kr19000 19,00%

Need-to-knows

  • Denmark has a very high VAT rate of 25%
  • There is also a minimum purchase value of total kr300 before you are elible to apply for tax-refund.


VAT Refund in Hungary

Value VAT Refund in Ft VAT Refund in %
Ft150000 Ft21100 14,07%
Ft300000 Ft42700 14,23%
Ft600000 Ft89900 14,98%
Ft900000 Ft149400 16,60%
Ft1200000 Ft199200 16,60%
Ft1500000 Ft267000 17,80%
Ft1800000 Ft320400 17,80%
Ft2100000 Ft399000 19,00%
Ft2400000 Ft456000 19,00%
Ft2700000 Ft513000 19,00%
Ft3000000 Ft570000 19,00%

Need-to-knows

  • Hungary a VAT rate of 27%
  • The minimum purchase amount is Ft54001


VAT Refund in Ireland

Value VAT Refund in € VAT Refund in %
€500 €68 13,60%
€1000 €139 13,90%
€2000 €300 15,00%
€3000 €450 15,00%
€4000 €600 15,00%
€5000 €775 15,50%
€6000 €930 15,50%
€7000 €1085 15,50%
€8000 €1240 15,50%
€9000 €1395 15,50%
€10000 €1600 16,00%


VAT Refund in Luxembourg

Value VAT Refund in € VAT Refund in %
€500 €48 9,60%
€1000 €98 9,80%
€2000 €201 10,05%
€3000 €318 10,60%
€4000 €460 11,50%
€5000 €575 11,50%
€6000 €690 11,50%
€7000 €805 11,50%
€8000 €960 12,00%
€9000 €1080 12,00%
€10000 €1200 12,00%


VAT Refund in Portugal

Value VAT Refund in € VAT Refund in %
€500 €68 13,60%
€1000 €139 13,90%
€2000 €280 14,00%
€3000 €420 14,00%
€4000 €560 14,00%
€5000 €725 14,50%
€6000 €870 14,50%
€7000 €1015 14,50%
€8000 €1160 14,50%
€9000 €1305 14,50%
€10000 €1500 15,00%


VAT Refund in Sweden

Value VAT Refund in € VAT Refund in %
kr5000 kr673 13,46%
kr10000 kr1383 13,83%
kr20000 kr2950 14,75%
kr30000 kr4800 16,00%
kr40000 kr6400 16,00%
kr50000 kr8000 16,00%
kr60000 kr10200 17,00%
kr70000 kr11900 17,00%
kr80000 kr14400 18,00%
kr90000 kr16200 18,00%
kr100000 kr18000 18,00%


Need-to-knows

  • Sweden has a VAT rate of 25%
  • The minimum purchase amount in Sweden is kr200


VAT Refund in United Kingdom

Value VAT Refund in £ VAT Refund in %
£500 £59,5 11,90%
£1000 £122 12,20%
£2000 £260 13,00%
£3000 £405 13,50%
£4000 £560 14,00%
£5000 £700 14,00%
£6000 £850 14,17%
£7000 £1016,6 14,52%
£8000 £1183,3 14,79%
£9000 £1350 15,00%
£10000 £1516,6 15,17%


Need-to-knows

  • UK has a VAT rate of 20%
  • The minimum purchase amount is £30 GBP


2 Comments

  1. Linda August 9, 2017 Reply

    Hi there,

    Should I buy Chanel classic from London, Paris or Amsterdam. Need some advice. Many thanks.

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