Taiwan is working to expand downtown VAT refunds for foreign visitors as an efforts to boost tourism
By: Taiwan News
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan will expand its value-added tax (VAT) refund
service for foreign visitors purchasing Taiwanese products as a means to promote tourism.
Starting from September 1, foreign nationals who have purchased more than NT$1,800 at any Tax Refund Shopping-labeled stores in Taiwan will be able to claim a VAT refund at those four counters located in Taipei and Kaohsiung, according Yeh Hui-chuan (葉慧娟), a section chief at the Finance Ministry’s Taxation Administration.
In addition to the VAT refund counters at airports and seaports, foreign visitors can find these counters in the Taipei 101 Mall, SOGO’s Taipei Zhongxiao store, Shin Kong Mitsukoshi’s Taipei Xinyi A8 store, and Kaohsiung’s Hanshin Department Store. However, only purchases made at department stores are eligible for the VAT tax refund at these counters. [FULL STORY]