Tax Free Shopping in Ireland

Arnotts is proud to offer Planet Tax Free to our visiting customers.

PLANET TAX FREE

As a non-EU resident, when you spend over €75 in-store you are entitled to claim a refund on VAT or sales tax which is included in the price of the items you have just purchased. This also includes Irish nationals who are living permanently in non-EU countries.

If you are resident in England, Scotland or Wales, and wish to shop Tax Free, please refer to section in the box below as the rules for British shoppers are different. Residents from Northern Ireland are not eligible to shop Tax Free. For more information, please visit revenue.ie/en/vat/retail-export-scheme/index.aspx

4 Simple Steps To Claiming A Tax Refund:


1.Complete the Tax Free Form


The tax free form already shows the value of your purchase and your refund. It is very important that you fully complete this form with the following in English before returning it to Planet:

• Your name
• Your home address
• Your passport number
• The date you arrived in the EU
• The date you are departing from the EU
• Your own credit card number or alipay account that the refund will be paid to • Your signature

Please ensure to return your completed form to Planet within 3 months.

2. Get Customs Approval


All Tax Free refunds have to be approved by Customs.

If your Tax Free form has a sales value between €75 and €1,999.99 then the process is very simple. All up have to do is return your completed Tax Free form to Planet at the airport and they will take care of the Custom’s process on your behalf.

If your Tax Free form has a sales value of €2,000 or above then you must receive an EU Custom’s stamp on departure. At Irish airports, Customs can be contacted by simply picking up the Customs courtesy phone which is located next to the Planet desk in the departures lounge. A Customs official will come to you. Please have the item available for inspection along with your completed tax free form, the original sales receipt, and the payment method you used to purchase the item, eg. your credit card.

In other EU airports the Customs or VAT refund desk will be clearly signposted. Planet customer service agents in Dublin and Shannon airports are always happy to assist you with your Tax Free form and Customs. The process at the airport is very simple however please ensure to arrive a little earlier than usual, especially if you require Customs stamping.

3. Return Tax Free Form


Return your fully completed Tax Free form with your credit card or alipay details to receive the refund. In Ireland shoppers can return their forms to the Planet Tax Free desk in Shannon and Dublin airports. There are also Planet drop-off locations in Cork, Ireland West and all other regional airports.

4. Find Out More


Visit planetpayment.com to answer questions on your tax refund. For further assistance please call Premier Tax Free on +353 1 5133800



British Residents


Eligibility


Residents in England, Scotland and Wales are eligible to shop Tax Free in Ireland. This also includes Irish nationals living permanently in Great Britain. Residents from Northern Ireland are not eligible to shop Tax Free.

Tax Free Shopping Limits


British residents can only shop Tax Free between €75 and their Import Duty Allowance of £390 (or Euro equivalent). For sales above their Import Duty Allowance, GB VAT and import duties must be paid which would outweigh the refund value.

Customs Approval


All refunds are subject to Customs approval.

Tax Free forms within GB Import Duty allowance of £390 (or Euro equivalent) can be returned fully completed to Planet at the airport on departure. Planet will take care of the Custom’s process on your behalf.

If your Tax Free form is above GB Import duty allowance of €390 ( or Euro equivalent), but below €1,999.99, you must pay GB VAT and import duties and provide proof of same before submitting your form to Planet. It is likely that the GB VAT and import duties would outweigh the value of the refund.

If your Tax Free form is above €2,000, you must present your form to EU Customs for stamping on departure and also pay GB VAT and import duties, providing proof of same before submitting your form to Planet. It is likely that the GB VAT and import duties would outweigh the value of the refund.

GB VAT and import duties can be paid at www.gov.uk/duty-free-goods/declaring-goods

VAT FREE SALES POLICY

VAT free sales are only offered to customers in specific circumstances, as outlined in this PDF here.