VAT Tax Refund

If you live outside the EU, you can claim back the sales tax (VAT)
on any purchases made in the European Union.


Non-EU resident, 16 or over can obtain under certain condition a refund of the VAT paid on the goods purchased during their stay :

• Purchase goods from a retailer displaying the Tax Free Shopping sign
• Purchase tourist goods
• Purchase the goods on the same day in the same store at a total cost of over € 175 including VAT

• Transport the goods back to your country of residence by yourself

Allow extra time at the airport to complete the VAT reclaim process.
Please ensure the Tax Free form is completed before arrival and ensure you have the items with you for inspection.

Where to claim Tax Refund at CDG ?

When you get to the airport, take your receipt and form to the French Customs desk.
Open during flight operation hours.

French Customs (Douane) 

Terminal 1
CDGVAL Level, Hall 6
Terminal 2A
Exit 5
Terminal 2C
Exit 4
Terminal 2E
Departures Level, Exit 8
Terminal 2F
Arrivals Level, Exit 10
Terminal 3
Departures, after passport control

Tax refund self-service kiosks

In case you have a Tax Free Form displaying Pablo logo, go to the Pablo kiosk next to the Customs desk and scan your form :

1- Select your language
2- Scan the bar code on your form
3- Obtain Customs approval !
A green screen will appear with the message ″OK, form valid″.