Tax and Refund
Tax & Refund
All of the goods in Taiwan have already included tax. After purchasing goods, the store will give consumers invoice as receipt.
Guidelines for Foreign Passengers Claiming VAT Refund
Guidelines for Foreign Passengers Claiming VAT Refund for Purchase of Goods Eligible for VAT Refund.
Foreign passengers, who on the same day and from the same authorized TRS-labeled store purchase NT$3,000 (VAT-inclusive price) and above of goods eligible for VAT refund and depart from the Republic of China with the goods within thirty (30) days from the date of purchase, may claim the refund of the VAT paid on the goods upon departure.
If the total VAT refund is under NT$1,000 (tag price about NT$21,000 in total) on the same day and from the same authorized Cash Tax Refunds TRS-labeled store, the foreign passenger may apply directly to the store for the on-site small-amount VAT refund.
Passengers who enter the R.O.C. with any of the following documents:
- Passports of countries other than the R.O.C.
- R.O.C. passports without personal ID. No. recorded
- Travel documents
- Entry/exit permits
- Temporary stay visa (Note: not eligible for on-site small-amount VAT refund; it is only eligible for claims made at an international airport or seaport).
Claiming on-site small-amount VAT refund at the store
Foreign passengers except for those holding a temporary stay visa.
Goods purchased from the same authorized Cash Tax Refunds TRS-labeled store on the same day must be NT$3,000（VAT-inclusive price）and above, and the accumulated VAT refund must be under NT$1,000 (tag price about NT$21,000 in total).
Goods must be carried out of the country by eligible applicants within thirty (30) days from the date of purchase.
Reference material Tax & Refund material
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