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Amendment to retail export in Portugal

Date02 Jan 2018

The Portuguese 2018 Budget was presented to the Assembly in October, 2017. Part of this budget included an amendment to the retail export scheme, also known as ‘Tax Free Shopping’.

This VAT retail export scheme permits non-EU travellers (or EU emigrants) departing from the EU a refund of VAT charged on certain goods bought while visiting Portugal.

The adjustment declared in the budget was that from 1st January, 2018 the threshold to qualify for this exemption will be reduced from €75.00 to €50.00.

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