How do you get your tax refund (Value Added Tax -VAT-) after shopping in Istanbul?

Kaan Çağlar
30 June, 2014

It's simple as all around the Europe. If you see 'tax free sign' while you're shopping, kindly ask them to fill tax free form. They will need your passport, so do not forget at hotel while you're shopping. At the shop: the retailer will give you a check, and at the airport you must declared the items and checks at a bank in the custom area.

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Kaan Çağlar

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