Best Tax-Free Shopping Surprises

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Tourist tax refunds are the norm in Europe. But lately they’re popping up in unexpected places. Here’s how to take advantage of tax-free shopping around the world.

Israel Tax-Free Shopping

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Things to Buy: Designer clothing, fashion accessories, fine art.

VAT/GST: 16 percent, included in price.

Minimum Spend: 360 new shekels (U.S. $100) on a single receipt.

Insider Tip: Your purchases and receipt will be sealed in a clear plastic bag at the store. Don’t open it until you present it for a VAT refund at the airport or your refund will be denied.

Refund on a $500 Purchase: $69.

Read more.

Best Tax-Free Shopping Surprises

Israel Tax-Free Shopping

Things to Buy: Designer clothing, fashion accessories, fine art.

VAT/GST: 16 percent, included in price.

Minimum Spend: 360 new shekels (U.S. $100) on a single receipt.

Insider Tip: Your purchases and receipt will be sealed in a clear plastic bag at the store. Don’t open it until you present it for a VAT refund at the airport or your refund will be denied.

Refund on a $500 Purchase: $69.

Read more.

LOOK Die Bildagentur der Fotografen GmbH / Alamy
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