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.

Lebanon Tax-Free Shopping

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Things to Buy: Jewelry, antiques, designer labels.

VAT/GST: 10 percent, included in price.

Minimum Spend: 150,000 pounds (U.S. $99) in any single store on any given day.

Insider Tip: Don’t wear or use your purchases before departure or you may be disqualified from getting a refund.

Refund on a $500 Purchase: $45.

Read more.

Best Tax-Free Shopping Surprises

Lebanon Tax-Free Shopping

Things to Buy: Jewelry, antiques, designer labels.

VAT/GST: 10 percent, included in price.

Minimum Spend: 150,000 pounds (U.S. $99) in any single store on any given day.

Insider Tip: Don’t wear or use your purchases before departure or you may be disqualified from getting a refund.

Refund on a $500 Purchase: $45.

Read more.

M Itani / Alamy
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