VAT Refund-Tax Refund

You can claim back, under conditions, the sales tax (VAT) on any purchases made in the European Union during your stay.
Here you’ll find the rules and procedures on how to reclaim VAT at Charles de Gaulle Airport.

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Eligibility for VAT Refund

Who is eligible for Tax Free Shopping ?

  • Non-European Union resident.
  • Over 16.
  • Claiming for transactions over €100 including VAT.
  • Purchase goods from a retailer displaying the Tax Free Shopping sign.
  • Purchase tourist goods.
  • Transport the goods back to your country of residence by yourself.

How to claim VAT Refund

From your retailer
  • Find a shop that offers tax-free shopping.
  • Tell the shop assistant that you want to use tax-free shopping.
  • Show your passport or other identity document proving your residence outside the EU.
  • The shop assistant will give you a Tax Free form with the necessary details.
At the airport
  • Proceed at a tax refund desk when you arrive at the airport for your return journey.
  • Do this before checking in your baggage, before security, and ensure you have the items and documents with you for inspection.

French Customs tax refund desks (Détaxe) are open during flight operation hours.
If you have a Tax Free form displaying PABLO logo, you can have your goods stamped at any PABLO barcode reader.

Where to claim VAT Refund

At PABLO Tax refund self-service kiosks

PABLO barcode readers are located near to Customs desks.

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″.

At Tax refund desks (Détaxe-French Customs)
Terminal 1

CDGVAL Level (Hall 6)

Terminal 2A

Exit 5

Terminal B

Arrivals level

Terminal 2C

Exit 12

Terminal 2E

Departures level, Exit 8d

Terminal 2F

Arrivals level, Exit 10a

Terminal 3

Departures, after security

VAT cash reimbursement

After security, you can bring your Tax Free form validated By French Customs & passport to a Cash Paris or Travelex booth.

You will receive your VAT refund in cash (€) or can have it transferred to your credit card which takes four to six weeks.