VAT Refund

Who can claim VAT Refund ?

vrt_logoVAT refund can be claimed by any non-Thai visitor

bulletin-trans-02 is not a crew member of an airline
bulletin-trans-02 Departs Thailand by air carrier from an international airport

How to shop and get your VAT refund ?

1.Shop from the stores displaying
  “VAT Refund for Tourists” sign.

2. Spend at least 2,000 Baht
   (VAT included) per store per day.

3.Total amount of purchase must be at Least 5,000 Baht (VAT included)

4.Present your passport and complete your VAT Refund Application Form for tourist
  (P.P. 10) At the store on the purchase date.

5.Attach the original TAX INVOICE to P.P. 10

How will the refund be paid ?

You can choose to receive your refund :

Refund AmountRefund Methods
Not exceeding 30,000 BahtCash in Thai Baht, bank draft,credit into
credit card account
Exceeding 30,000 BahtBank draft, credit into credit card account.


The following fees apply to refund requests

bulletin-trans-02 For cash refund, a fee of 100 Baht

bulletin-trans-02 For bank draft refund, a fee of 100 Baht plus draft issuing fee at the rate charged by banks and postage fees

bulletin-trans-02 For credit into credit card account refund, a fee of 100 Baht plus money transfer fee at the rate charged by banks and postage fees.

What do not qualify for VAT refund ?

1. The following goods

bulletin-trans-02 Prohibited items
bulletin-trans-02 Firearms, explosives of any similar items
bulletin-trans-02 Gem stones

2. Goods not taken out of Thailand within 60 days from the purchase date.



Allow yourself adequate time at the airport for the refund process.

If you request for refund by bank draft or credit into credit card account and receive no response within an appropriate time, please contact the VAT Refund Office at

Bangkok International AirportTel: (662) 535-6577-8, (662) 535-7322-3
Fax: (662) 535-6579, (662) 535-7320
Chiangmai International AirportTel: (6653) 922-245, (6653) 277-265
Fax: (6653) 277-219
Phuket International AirportTel: (6676) 328-267
Fax: (6676) 328-266
Hatyai International Airport Tel: (6674) 227-294
Fax: (6674) 250-401
U-Tapao International AirportTel: (6638) 245-966
Fax: (6638) 245-967

How to claim a VAT refund at an international airport ?

1. Before checking in, show your purchases, complete P.P. 10 and tax invoice(s) to the           Customs Officer for inspection at the Customs Office.

2. Hand – carried luxury goods, such as jewelry, gold ornament, watch, glasses and pen           must re-inspected at the VAT Refund Office after passport control.

3. Request your VAT refund at the VAT Refund Office.

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If you are in a hurry, after all inspections made by the Customs and Revenue offers, you may either drop your application form (p.p.10 and tax invoice (s) into the box located in front of the VAT Refund Office or mail them to:

VAT Refund for Tourist Office
Revenue Department of Thailand
90 Phaholyothin 7, Phayathai,
Bangkok 10400 Thailand

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No customs inspection – No refund !!
Purchase less than 5,000 Baht not entitled to VAT refund !!

For more information or enquiries, please contact:

VAT Refund for Tourist Office
Revenue Department of Thailand
90 Phaholyothin 7, Phayathai,
Bangkok 10400 Thailand

Tel: (662) 272-9387-8 (662) 272-8195-8
Fax: (662)617-3559
(8.30 a.m.- 4.30 a.m.)
Email :