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Vat Refund - Thailand


When purchasing large items in Thailand like electrical products, you may qualify to receive a refund on your VAT - Value Added tax. This is the equivalent to GST in Australia.

This makes the products the same as duty free prices. Please note that items like gem stones cannot have the VAT component refunded.

A VAT Refund will only occur if the items purchased are removed from Thailand within 60 days of the purchase date. The items must be purchased from participating businesses that show the 'VAT Refund For Tourists' logo.

On any one day, the items purchased from an individual participating businesses must not be less than 2,000 Baht including the VAT plus the total amount claiming for the VAT Refund must not be less than 5,000 Baht including the VAT amount.

Also, when purchasing expensive electrical items overseas such as cameras, make sure they come with an international warranty with a state by state based service centres back here in Australia just in case something goes wrong.

See Bangkok Don Muang International departure terminal VAT Refund counter for more information.