EU law states certain types of customers are exempt from paying VAT over items bought in the EU. Local national laws on VAT and exemptions are based on and correspond to EU law.
For more information about corresponding national laws in your EU country, please contact us via [email protected].
The list below includes customers and situations in which vatfree.com can help:
|Situation, customers and items exempt||Law|
|Items transported to a destination outside the EU by or on behalf of the vendor||Article 146(1)(a) VAT Directive|
|Items transported to a destination outside the EU by or on behalf of the customer||Article 146(1)(b) VAT Directive|
|Items transported to a destination outside the EU by a non-EU resident in their personal luggage ||Article 147 VAT Directive|
|Items bought by staff of an embassy, permanent representation, consulate and other international bodies and their members||Article 151(1)(a)(b) VAT Directive|
|Armed forces of a NATO country and the civilian staff accompanying them||Article 151(1)(c) and (d) VAT Directive|