VAT or Sales Tax in some countries can be quite high. In Denmark for example it is up to 25%. If you are visiting another country you might be eligible to get a tax refund for goods you bought during your visit. Below the VAT rates for different countries around the world and the minimum spending amount needed to qualify for a refund when you leave. Please keep in mind that each country might have different tax rates for different products.

VAT rates by Country
Country Purchase Made VAT Standard Rate Minimum Spending in Local Currency
Argentina 21% ARS 70
Austria 20% €75.01
Belgium 21% €125.01
Bulgaria 20% 250 lv
Croatia 25% 740 HRK
Cyprus 19% 50 EUR
Czech Republic 21% 2,001 CZK
Denmark 25% 300 DKK
Estonia 20% €38.01
Finland 24% €40
France 20% €175.01
Germany 19% €25
Great Britain 20% £30
Greece 23% €120
Hungary 27% 52,001 HUF
Iceland 24% 4,000 ISK
Ireland 23% €30
taly 22% €155
Korea 10% 30,000 KRW
Latvia 21% €44
Lebanon 10% 150,000 LBP
Lithuania 21% 200 LTL
Luxembourg 15% €74
Morocco 20% 2,000 MAD
Netherlands 21% €50
Norway 25% 315 NOK
Poland 23% 200 PLN
Portugal 23% €61.35
Romania 24% 250 RON
Singapore 7% SG$100
Slovakia 20% €175.01
Slovenia 22% €50.01
Spain 21% €90.16
Sweden 25% 200 SEK
Switzerland 8% 300 CHF
Turkey 18% 100 TRY
United Kingdom 20% £30

For more information about getting VAT refunds and the latest information for countries in Europe visit https://ec.europa.eu/taxation_customs/individuals/travelling/travellers-leaving-eu/guide-vat-refund-visitors-eu_en.

Please comment below if you ran into any issues VAT refunds or if you have any other tips to share.

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