Tax refunds

Galeries Lafayette offers its customers over the age of 16 and living outside of the European Union the opportunity of a VAT refund on purchases made at Galeries Lafayette Paris Haussmann, for a value of 12% (excluding any fees) on purchases of over €100

How do you obtain a tax refund?

In accordance with Customs Regulations (article 262 of the French Customs Code and Memorandum CPAD 1813640C)

  • You must be staying in Europe for less than 6 months.
  • You must have your original passport with you (indicating an address outside the EU)
  • You must process the tax refund by the end of the third consecutive day at the latest from the day of purchase using the original till receipts
  • Purchases made in the Galeries Lafayette Paris Haussmann stores in one single day (excluding services and purchases made on galerieslafayette.com). 
  • Purchases must be made for personal use and be paid entirely by the person named on the tax refund slip.

4 ways to claim tax refunds* are proposed:

  • Cash in store (currently unavailable)
  • Bank card
  • Deferred Alipay
  • Cash at the airport

For further information:
Visit the website:  
www.douane.gouv.fr 
or call INFO DOUANES: 0 811 20 44 44
from abroad:  +33 (0)1 72 40 78 50

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