Tax-free shopping in Scotland

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  • Crowds out shopping walk past shops and hotels on the right, line of buses to thier left and church spires in the distance
    Princes St, Edinburgh
  • Four smiling women are laden with shopping bags as they walk past lit up buildings at dusk
    Shoppers in Royal Exchange Square, Glasgow

Get more for your money - reclaim sales tax! Visitors from any country, outside of the European Union, can reclaim UK sales tax on certain purchases made during holidays or business trips, which can give you a considerable saving.

The sales tax - or value added tax (VAT) - is currently applied at 20%* to most goods and services except food, books and children's clothing.

There are a number of steps to take during and after your visit, in order to reclaim the sales tax. You can find information on how to reclaim sales tax  by visiting the HM Revenue & Customs website.
*VAT as of February 2012.

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