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Welcome to the System TAX FREE for Tourists.

 

TAX FREE documents [i] accompanying goods exported from the customs territory of the European Union, are processed in the System TAX FREE for Tourists. Confirmation of export of goods by customs authorities on the TAX FREE[iii] document at the border crossing point, gives the TRAVELER [ii] the right to get a VAT refund.[iv]

This Internet service is a part of the system TAX FREE for Tourists.

 

The traveler

 

If you’re planning to bring out goods bought on the territory of the European Union through border crossings of the Republic of Poland, you can preliminarily register in the System TAX FREE for Tourists YOUR TAX FREE documents that you will present at the border to the customs authorities together with exported goods.

The document registered in this way is sent directly to the customs border point. This allows to minimize the time for customs clearance connected with confirmation of exporting YOUR goods. The customs officer downloads YOUR document declared previously in the System and verifies conformity of goods with your data and TAX FREE document, and then confirms export.

In order to make customs control faster, fill in white boxes of the form with data from YOUR TAX FREE document given by the seller when purchasing goods. Confirm your acquaintance with Terms of Service and copy three black randomly created characters. If any of the boxes was filled in incorrectly, it will be highlighted in red and you’ll be asked for its correction.

If you have more than one TAX FREE document with different numbers or issued by different Sellers, a separate form should be filled in for each document.



[i] Document mentioned in art. 128 par. 2 of the Act of 11 March, 2004 on Tax on Goods and Services(Journal of Laws no. 2018.2174 as amended).

[ii] According to the regulations in force- the Act of 11 March, 2004 on Tax on Goods and Services (Journal of Laws no. 2018.2174 as amended) – only travelers who are natural persons, not having their place of permanent residence on the territory of the European Union, are authorized to get refund on tax on goods and services, paid on goods purchased in Poland. Therefore, tax refund can be made only for the traveler living In the third country.

[iii] The traveler can demand a refund of tax paid on purchased goods if the minimum total value of shopping, together with tax, shown in TAX FREE document issued by the seller, is 200 PLN - regulation of the Minister of Finance of 1 April 2016 ( Journal of Laws from 2016 year, item 500) on minimal total value of shopping, where the traveler can demand refund tax on goods and services.

[iv] Tax refund can be made when the traveler brings out bought goods in intact condition in his personal luggage, from the territory of the European Union, not later than the last day of the third month after the month of purchase, and customs office confirmed export of goods on the TAX FREE document issued by the seller.


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