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Tax Free Shopping

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Global Blue Tax Free Shopping services allow you save on purchases made in the store PODIUM.
All non-European Union Member State citizens and inhabitants may use the TAX free service in Latvia.
It is possible to recover up to 15% of the sum of the purchase when shopping for a minimum of EUR 44




When paying for your purchases ask the shop staff for a Tax Free Form.
Tax Free Forms are available in two versions, one blue, and one white.
Fill in all the required fields in block letters, using the Latin alphabet.

Remember: Incomplete Tax Free Form = No refund



At the airport please allow enough time for the refund process before your flight departs.
Before you check in for your flight, go to the Customs desk and present your completed Tax Free Form, passport, receipts/invoices and purchases to get a stamp on your form.
Make sure the goods are sealed and unused. Don’t pack them away in your check-in luggage as you will need to show them to the Customs Officer.

Remember: No Customs Stamp = No Refund



Go to a Refund counter displaying the Global Blue logo.
Present your stamped and completed Tax Free Forms to receive the refund in cash or to a credit card.
In a rush?
Mail your stamped completed Tax Free Forms to the address of the Processing Centre and receive your refund on your credit card.

NB: The refund you receive is the VAT minus Global Blue’s handling fee.



Shoppers eligible for Tax Free Shopping
   ● If you have a permanent residence in a non-EU country.

VAT Rate
Standard rate: 21%
Drugs, books, medical equipment, baby care products: 12%

Minimum purchase amount
EUR 44 per purchase but EUR 86,08 per tourist pervisit

Tax Free goods
Refunds are paid on all goods that are exported in the traveller’s personal luggage.

Tax Free Form
   ● The Form is valid for 1 year after the issuing date.
   ● The Form must be duly stamped by the Latvian or any other EU country customs within 3 months following the month when the Form was issued.
   ● Original receipt/invoice must be attached to the Form.
   ● Date on the receipt/invoice must correspond with the date on the Form.
   ● Receipts/invoices can be added together on one Tax Free Form if all were issued on the same day by the same shop.


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