VAT Refunds

 

 

            For passengers who would like to claim VAT refund, before check-in, you can contact VAT Refund for Tourists on 4th level, at gate 10. Otherwise, you can obtain the required Customs stamp, and then proceed to claim your VAT refund in the Passenger Terminal building at the booths on the east or west side under the following conditions and steps:

 

 

Qualifications for tourists

  1. Non-Thai citizens
  2. Not a pilot or cabin crews of any airlines departing from Thailand
  3. Departing Thailand from an international airport
  4. Purchasing goods from shops that participate in the VAT Refund for Tourists' scheme. Look for VAT refund for tourist sign displaying at the stores.  
  5. Each purchase must have a value of at least 2,000 Baht (including VAT).
  6. Non-residents in Thailand

 

Sample :  VAT refund booth

 

 

Goods eligible for claiming VAT refund

  1. Goods purchased from shops that participate in the VAT Refund for Tourists' scheme with VAT refund for tourist sign. 
  2. Goods must be carried out of Thailand by air with tourists within 60 days after the first date of purchase.
  3. Goods are not listed as prohibited items. Prohibited items are explosive weapons, fire arms, gem stones, etc.
  4. Goods must have a value of at least 2,000 Baht (including VAT).
  5. Goods must be checked by the Customs at the international airport.

Be noted that if you are claiming VAT refund for expensive goods which have a value higher than 10,000 Baht each, the goods have to be carried through the Immigration for Customs officer to check and stamp your forms.

 

 

 

VAT-refund process

1.Tax Refund Forms should be checked at the Customs. Tourists have to submit Tax Refund Forms (pp10) and original VAT receipts along with the purchased items for a Customs officer to check, and stamp, sign and date in the specified part of the forms (pp10)  at VAT Refund for Tourists on 4th level, at gate 10.

2.Reserve seat and check-in baggage in case the purchased items are finished jewelry, gold, watches, eyeglasses and fountain pens which have a value higher than 10,000 baht each, tourists have to present the items to a Customs officer to check, and stamp, sign and date the forms.

3.Go through the Immigration.

4.Submit the forms (pp10) and present the items to a Customs officer to claim your VAT refund  at the VAT refund booths in the Passenger Terminal building on the east or west side

 

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