Taxes & Refunds

Standard value-added tax (VAT) is 8% in Switzerland and applies to most goods and services. There's a reduced rate for hotels (3.8%) and food and drink (2.5%). Non–Swiss nationals may claim a refund of the taxes they paid on goods with a minimum value of Sfr300. To receive a refund, visit the Federal Tax Administration website (www.estv.admin.ch) or Global Blue (www.globalblue.com).