Part of the Portuguese 2018 budget presented to the Assembly on 13 October 2017 included an amendment to the retail export scheme, also known as “Tax Free Shopping.”

The VAT retail export scheme allows non-EU travellers (or EU emigrants) departing from the EU a refund of VAT charged on certain goods bought while visiting Portugal.

The amendment mentioned in the budget was that from 1st of January 2018 the threshold to qualify for this exemption will be reduced from EUR 75 to EUR 50.

By |November 7th, 2017|