can claim VAT refunds
refund can be claimed by any non-Thai visitor who.......
not been in Thailand for more than 180 days in a calendar year
not a crew member of an airline
Thailand by air carrier from an international airport.
to Claim a VAT refund
refund only applies to goods taken out of Thailand within 60 days
from the date of purchase.
goods must be purchased from stores displaying the "VAT REFUND
FOR TOURISTS" sign.
any day, goods purchased at a participating store must not be
less than baht 2,000 and the total amount of goods purchased,
including VAT, must not be less than baht 5,000.
each store ask the sales assistant to complete 2 VAT refund forms
(P.P.10) and attach the original tax invoice to the forms.
departure, present your purchase to Customs and Revenue officers
for inspection in order to obtain VAT refund at the departure
lounge after check-in and Passport control.
case the VAT refund exceeds baht 10,000, you can either present
your claim to the Customs and Revenue officers at the VAT Refund
Office of drop it in the box at the Refund Counter or mail it
from your home back to the Revenue Department of Thailand.
will to refund be paid ?
can choose to receive your refund by
exceeding 10,000 baht
in Thai bahtdaftcredit to credit card account
to credit card account
: you must specify the method of receiving the refund on your
following fees apply to refund requests
Cash refund, a fee of 100 baht
draft refund, a fee of 100 baht plus draft issuing fee at the
rate charged by banks and postage fees.
credit to credit card account refund, a fee of 100 baht plus
money transfer fee at the rate charged by banks.
cannot claim VAT refunds for the following goods :
explosives or any similar items
yourself adequate time at the airport for the refund process.
In case your request for refund by draft or credit card account
receives no reply within an appropriate period of time, please
contact at VAT Refund Office at Bangkok International Airport,
Tel 535-6576-79 or the VAT Refund Center, Revenue Department,
Phaholyothin Road, Bangkok 10400, Thailand, Tel. 272-9376-87,
information can be obtained from the participating stores or at
the Revenue Department.
Purchases for which you are claiming VAT refunds are subject to
inspection by Customs and Revenue officers before departure at
the VAT Refund Office inside the departure lounge.