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Tips for Tourists : Who can claim VAT refunds?
A VAT refund can be claimed by any non-Thai visitor who

• is not a crew member of an airline;
• departs Thailand by air carrier from an international airport.

How to claim a VAT refund?

1. VAT refund only applies to goods taken out of Thailand within 60 days from the date of purchase.
2. The goods must be purchased from stores displaying the "VAT REFUND FOR TOURISTS" sign.

3. On any day, the value of goods purchased at each participating store shall not be less than 2,000 baht, including VAT. The total amount claimed for refund must not be less than 5,000 baht, including VAT.
4. On the purchasing day, present your passport and ask the sales assistant at the store to complete the VAT Refund Application for Tourist form (P.P. 10) and attach the original tax invoices to the form. Each application form (P.P. 10) must show a value of 2,000 baht or more.

5. Before departure, present your goods and submit the VAT Refund Application for tourists (P.P.10) form and original tax invoices to the Customs officers for inspection before check-in.
6. Valuable goods, such as jewelry, gold ornaments, watches, glasses, or pens must once more be inspected by the Revenue officers at the VAT refund office at the departure lounge after passport control.
7. You can either present your claim to Revenue officers or drop it into the box at the Refund Counter or mail from your home back to the Revenue Department of Thailand.

How will the refund be paid?

You can choose to receive your refund by

Refund amount
Refund method
not exceeding 30,000 baht cash in Thai baht, draft, credit to credit card account You must specify the method of receiving the refund on your form (P.P.10).
exceeding 30,000 baht draft, credit to credit card account

The following fees apply to refund requests

• For cash refund, a fee of 100 baht.
• For draft refund, a fee of 100 baht plus draft issuing fee at the rate charged by banks, and postage.
• For credit to credit card account refund, a fee of 100 baht plus money transfer fee at the rate charged by banks, and postage.


You cannot claim VAT refunds for the following goods:
• prohibited items
• firearms, explosives or any similar items
• gemstones

Some Hints

• Allow yourself adequate time at the airport for the refund process.
• In case your request for refund by draft or credit to credit card account receives no reply within an appropriate period of time, please contact the

The VAT Refund for Tourist Office, Revenue Department,
Phahon Yothin Road, Bangkok 10400, Thailand.
Tel: 0 2272 9384 to 5, 0 2272 8198 Fax: 0 2617 3559
E-mail: vrefund@rd.go.th

VAT Refund Office at Suvarnabhumi International Airport:
Concouse D, Gate D1-D4 and D5-D8 at the 4th Fl.

The Customs Office:
Passenger terminal, the 4th Fl., behind check in counter, Row H.

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