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Tax Free Shopping in Ireland Arnotts is proud to offer Premier Tax Free to our visiting customers.

How does it work?

When shopping in Ireland non-EU residents are entitled to claim VAT back on items purchased which are brought home at the end of your visit. VAT in Ireland is 23% however the available VAT content for refund is 18.07% from which a small handling fee is deducted by the Refund Agency.

Premier Tax Free Form

When shopping in-store, ask the cashier for a Premier Tax Free form. We will print off your unique Tax Free form and provide you with a prepaid envelope and information leaflet to help you make your claim.

How to claim

Please sign and complete your unique Premier Tax Free form prior to returning it to Premier Tax Free. The information required includes: Name, Address, Passport Number, Arrival and Departure dates from the EU, Credit Card number (for refund) and your Signature.

Completed forms can be returned to Premier Tax Free airport desks or mailed back to the Premier Tax Free office upon your return home.

Customs Stamp

A Customs Stamp is only required if your form has a sales value greater than €2,000. Customs Courtesy Telephones are available in the Arrivals Hall of both terminals in Dublin Airport.

For all other sales values your completed form can be returned directly to Premier Tax Free.

High Value Sales (over €2,000)

Please present your form to Customs prior to leaving the country.

A Customs Courtesy phone is located in the Arrivals Hall of both terminals in Dublin Airport.

Customs will need to see your completed tax free form, goods, passport and flight details. Once stamped you can return your form to the Premier Tax Free desk or mail the form to the Premier Tax Free office upon returning home.

If you have any difficulty contacting Customs please proceed to the Premier Tax Free desk where staff will assist you

City Cash

City Cash is a special service Premier Tax Free and Tax Free Worldwide offers which enables Non-EU tourists to receive a cash refund before leaving the country.

To receive a cash refund in store, the tourist must present the following at the Arnotts Loyalty & Tax Back Services.

  • A completed Premier Tax Free form which was obtained in-store at the time of purchase.
  • Their own credit card (Visa, Mastercard or Amex only, valid for a minimum of 3 months) as a guarantee.

After receiving the refund, the goods must be exported and the completed tax free form returned to Premier Tax Free/ Tax Free Worldwide within 21 days. If not, then the full VAT amount will be charged to the credit card.

City Cash refunds are available on tax forms with a sales value between €50 and €1499.99.

List of charges for our City Cash service:

€50 - €199.99

€1.50

€200 - €399.99

€2.50

€400 - €999.99

€3.50

€1000 - €1499.99

€5.00