VAT rates: Mainland standard 23%, wines 13%, medications, books and optical lenses 6%. Madeira 22%. Azores 18%.
Eligible for VAT refunds: Non-EU residents.
Minimum spend: 49.88 Euro on the same day and in the same store.
Export validation: To be obtained within 90 days after the purchase.
If you are purchasing goods in Portugal for personal export, ask in store for a Premier Tax Free form. Complete the Tax Free form, have it signed by a store employee and attach the original purchase receipts to it.
Then, choose how to get your refund.
Choose how to get your refund
You can choose the refund option that best suits your needs and travel schedule. The final refund will consist of the VAT total, minus an administration fee. In some cases a cash refund fee may apply.
Get cash at a city refund point
Present your Tax Free form, purchase receipt and valid Visa, MasterCard, Amex and Diners at a city refund point in Portugal and get your refund in cash (cash fee may apply). Then get your Tax Free form export validated and return it to Premier Tax Free within 21 days (use the prepaid envelope if available). Failure to return your export validated Tax Free form to Premier Tax Free within 21 days will result in a charge to your credit card of the full VAT amount.
Get cash at an international refund point
Get your Tax Free form export validated, then present it, together with the original purchase receipts, at an international refund point and get your refund in cash (a cash fee may apply).
Get the refund onto your credit card
Once your Tax Free form has been export validated, make sure the number of a valid credit card is written on it, then send the form, together with the original purchase receipts, back to Premier Tax Free (use the prepaid envelope if available). Once we have received your export validated Tax Free form, your refund will be credited to your credit card.