Taxes & Refunds

Value-added tax (VAT) is 19% sales tax levied on most goods and services. Restaurants must include VAT in their prices, but it's not always included in hotel room prices – check when booking. Non-EU residents can claim a refund on VAT paid on goods costing more than €50. When paying for your purchase request a Tax Free Form: customs must stamp it at the airport. You'll need to produce the relevant purchases in their original packaging.