Best Tax-Free Shopping Surprises
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Thailand Tax-Free Shopping
Things to Buy: Tailor-made clothing, silk goods, jewelry.
VAT/GST: 10 percent, included in price.
Minimum Spend: 2,000 baht ($66) in any single store on any given day and a total minimum of 5,000 baht (U.S. $166).
Insider Tip: Small luxury items (watches, jewelry, etc.) valued at more than $330 must be reinspected after immigration check, so don’t pack them in your checked luggage.
Refund on a $500 Purchase: $45.