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Instruction for tourists VAT refund (Thailand)

Who can eligible to claim VAT refund ?

A VAT refund can be claimed by any non-Thai visitor who purchases goods from the participating stores and

- has been in Thailand less than 180 days in a calendar year and departs Thailand by air carrier;
- is not a crew member of an airline.


Good That are entitle and eligible for a VAT refund

1. Goods that are taken out of Thailand within 60 days from the date of purchase;
2. Goods which are not prohibited items, firearms, explosives or any similar items, and gem stones;
3. Goods whose total value, including VAT, is 5,000 baht or more.


Vat Refund Process

1. On the purchasing day, present your passport and ask a sales representative to complete the VAT refund for tourists application from (P.P.IO) and attach the original tax invoices to the form. Each application form (P.P.IO) must show a value of 2,000 baht or more.

2. Before check-in, present all items claimed for refund to Customs Officers for inspection. Luxury items such as jewelry, gold ornaments, glasses and pens must be hand-carried to the aircraft as they are subject to inspection by Revenue Officers in the departure lounge AFTER passport control.

3. Submit form and original tax invoices to Revenue Officers in order to obtain your refund at VAT refund office in the departure lounge.


Important Notices

 All items claimed for refund are subject to inspection by Customs BEFORE check-in. Luxury items (such as jewerly, gold ornaments, glasses and pens) must also be presented to Revenue Officers in the departure lounge AFTER passport control.

- If the refund amount exceeds 10,000 baht, the refund will be given only in the form of a bank draft or credit to credit card account.

- Any charges occurred will be deducted from your refund.


This site was last updated: 25 January 2007


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