Tax Free

Who can use the services

Individuals not permanently resident in a member state of the Eurasian Economic Union (not paid to citizens of Belarus, Russia, Kazakhstan, Armenia, Kirghizia).

How to receive the services

Buy articles for a sum exceeding 80 Belarusian rubles (BYN) within one business day in one store participating in the Tax Free program.

Amount saved

Refunded amount comprises 15% of the purchase amount net of VAT (or 12.5% of the purchase amount indicated in the receipt). Remuneration for provision of services is not levied.

Payment currency

Belarusian rubles (BYN)

Белорусские рубли (BYN)

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REFUND PROCEDURE

Stage I – store

  • Buy an article in a store
  • Speak to the store clerk to get a Tax Free receipt (you will need a passport (or another identification document)
  • Check the accuracy of your personal data and information on your purchases, presence of clerk's signature and seal of the shop, and make sure that store receipts are attached;
  • Receive the first copy of the Tax Free receipt and a duplicate of its second copy

An incorrectly filled Tax Free receipt or absence of store receipts will lead to a rejection of refund

Stage II – customs

  • Present purchased articles and a Tax Free receipt to a customs check officer;
  • Receive the first copy of the Tax Free receipt
  • Make sure that there is a customs seal on the Tax Free receipt

Absence of the customs seal will lead to a rejection of refund

Your purchases must be unused, and must come in an undamaged package. You can undergo customs control within 3 months from the day of purchase.

Stage III – bank

  • Present the first copy of the Tax Free receipt, attached store receipts and a passport (or another identification document)
  • Receive a refund

REASONS FOR REJECTION OF REFUND

a Tax Free receipt wasn't presented;

store receipts weren't presented;

the Tax Free receipt presented isn't an original (first copy);

there is no customs seal on the Tax Free receipt;

passport (or another identification document) was not presented;

details of the presented passport (another identification document) don't correspond to those indicated in the Tax Free receipt;

amount of VAT is specified incorrectly (wasn't specified) in the store receipt;

amount of VAT in the store receipt doesn't correspond to the amount specified in the Tax Free receipt;

purchase amount comprises less than 80 Belarusian rubles;

owner of the Tax Free receipt lives in a EEU member state (including: Belarus, Russia, Kazakhstan, Armenia, Kirghizia);

more than 6 months passed from the date when articles were exported;

confirmation of export was refused for all goods items in the Tax Free receipt.

taxfree-maps

greenCheckpoints at the State Border of the Republic of Belarus with offices of Belarusbank where you can receive a VAT refund in cash.

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