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VAT. Refunds for Tourist Page 1

Who can claim VAT refunds?

A VAT refund can be claimed by any non-Thai visitor who

   * has been in Thailand less than 180 days in a calendar year;

   * is not a crew member of an airline;

   * departs Thailand by air carrier from an international airport.

How to claim a VAT refund

  1. VAT refund only applies to goods taken out of Thailand within 60 days from the date of purchase.

  2. The goods must be purchased from stores displaying the "VAT REFUND FOR TOURISTS" sign.

  3. On any day, goods purchased at each participating store shall not be less than 2,000 baht, including VAT. The total amount claiming for refund must not be less than 5,000 baht.

  4. On the purchasing day, ask the sales assistant at the store to complete VAT refund from (P.P.10) and attach the original tax invoices to the form. Each application form (P.P.10) must show a value of 2,000 Baht or more.

  5. Before departure, present your goods and submit the form and original tax invoices to the Customs officers for inspection before check-in.

  6. In case of bank draft refund or credit to credit card account, you can either present your claim to Revenue officers or drop it into the box at the Refund Counter or mail from your home back to the Revenue Department of Thailand.

How will the refund be paid?

You can choose to receive your refund by ....

Refund amount                                                                           Refund method

not exceeding 10,000 Baht                                                          cash in Thai baht, draft, credit to  

                                                                                                    credit card account                         

exceeding 10,000 Baht                                                                draft, credit to credit card account

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