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How can I claim VAT refund myself

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Hi everyone, hope this topic is no too far away from this forum.

I was just about to pull my trigger on a pair of PS shoes and then realized they will not offer the VAT refund service for their customers.

They advised me that I can do it myself but I was able to find out how with my poor google skills.

Just wondering if anyone has such experience and don't mind sharing.


Thanks,
Encore
 

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Hi everyone, hope this topic is no too far away from this forum.

I was just about to pull my trigger on a pair of PS shoes and then realized they will not offer the VAT refund service for their customers.

They advised me that I can do it myself but I was able to find out how with my poor google skills.

Just wondering if anyone has such experience and don't mind sharing.


Thanks,
Encore
Where are you buying from and shipping to?

I think it will be difficult to reclaim VAT from another country. It should be easier to find a seller who does this the right way from the start.
 

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Where are you buying from and shipping to?

I think it will be difficult to reclaim VAT from another country. It should be easier to find a seller who does this the right way from the start.
Thank you for your kind response, I was looking at a pair of mto shoes from Paolo Scafora website.

So buying from Italy and shipping to Canada
 

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Ok.
Here is a guide to EU VAT claims. It sounds difficult. Maybe an MTO through skoaktiebolaget can scratch your itch?
 

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Ok.
Here is a guide to EU VAT claims. It sounds difficult. Maybe an MTO through skoaktiebolaget can scratch your itch?
Man you are obvious a pro on this. Unfortunately, sko quoted 300 eur more than ps website, which make their exl vat price the same as ps’s vat price
 

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Haha, i am better with Norwegian import taxes, but with import comes export and VAT refund. I always find it strange when someone offers int. Shipping but dont do VAT refund. I tend to look elsewhere.
 

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Haha, i am better with Norwegian import taxes, but with import comes export and VAT refund. I always find it strange when someone offers int. Shipping but dont do VAT refund. I tend to look elsewhere.
I totally agree, unfortunately their pricing is a bit too high in this case. (I forgot PS website provides a 10% discount on first purchase, which makes the difference larger)
 

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Firstly vat refund is a pain in the ass. Secondly, better is to ask for a net price, without EU Vat. Much easier..
 

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Hi, unfortunately the website doesn't offer VAT Refund service for customers, would you happen to know how I can do it myself?
Just write them a mail, for an adjusted vat free price. Include shipping Adresse (outside eu) and everyone can do this.
Have you bought the shoes already and paid?
 

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but you have to imagine, when you pay vat in Italy, 22%, the total amount (1000 net, 1220 gross) 1220 is you basis of custom duties and taxes. You get taxed twice.
 

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Just write them a mail, for an adjusted vat free price. Include shipping Adresse (outside eu) and everyone can do this.
Have you bought the shoes already and paid?
Hi, thanks again for your kind response. I am sure what they meant is that they have to charge me full amount (1220 gross in your example). they would not charge me 1000 and claim this purchase is made from buyer outside of EU.
 

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Hi, thanks again for your kind response. I am sure what they meant is that they have to charge me full amount (1220 gross in your example). they would not charge me 1000 and claim this purchase is made from buyer outside of EU.
Tell them :
VAT isn't charged on exports to countries outside the EU. In this case the VAT is paid in the country of import. You will need to provide evidence that the goods were exported to a country outside the EU.
If they don’t do this, contact :https://ec.europa.eu/consumers/odr/main/?event=main.home2.show
Here are the rule:

https://europa.eu/youreurope/business/taxation/vat/vat-rules-rates/index_en.htm

The issue is, it is for you almost impossible to reclaim vat from oversea, because you are not exporting. PS is Exporting, not you. If you arrange shipping it’s different story, but it is so much troubles, not really worth it. Or are you exporting multiple pairs?

In EU we have a Lot of Consumer rights, not like US
 

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Tell them :
VAT isn't charged on exports to countries outside the EU. In this case the VAT is paid in the country of import. You will need to provide evidence that the goods were exported to a country outside the EU.
If they don’t do this, contact :https://ec.europa.eu/consumers/odr/main/?event=main.home2.show
Here are the rule:

https://europa.eu/youreurope/business/taxation/vat/vat-rules-rates/index_en.htm

The issue is, it is for you almost impossible to reclaim vat from oversea, because you are not exporting. PS is Exporting, not you. If you arrange shipping it’s different story, but it is so much troubles, not really worth it. Or are you exporting multiple pairs?

In EU we have a Lot of Consumer rights, not like US
There are a growing number of UK retailers (e.g. Thomas Pink, Smythson) who do not offer VAT deductions for deliveries outside the EU claiming that they want to offer identical prices to everyone in the world. They have lost my patronage
 

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Tell them :
VAT isn't charged on exports to countries outside the EU. In this case the VAT is paid in the country of import. You will need to provide evidence that the goods were exported to a country outside the EU.
If they don’t do this, contact :https://ec.europa.eu/consumers/odr/main/?event=main.home2.show
Here are the rule:

https://europa.eu/youreurope/business/taxation/vat/vat-rules-rates/index_en.htm

The issue is, it is for you almost impossible to reclaim vat from oversea, because you are not exporting. PS is Exporting, not you. If you arrange shipping it’s different story, but it is so much troubles, not really worth it. Or are you exporting multiple pairs?

In EU we have a Lot of Consumer rights, not like US
You're wrong about rights in the US.

As far as the VAT just make sure the co. deducts it or buy elsewhere because it would be impossible to get a refund later.
Many places will list the price and price ex VAT to US. Some places give free shipping to US as well.
And I wouldn't worry about US customs because anything under $800 is duty free.To be on the safe side split your order if it's over $800.
 

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