中華民國102年6月20日星期四 Jun. 20, 2013 Thu
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Qualified Shops Now Offer On-site Small-amount VAT RefundsForeign passengers who shop in Taiwan have been allowed to claim VAT refunds
Qualified Shops Now Offer On-site Small-amount VAT RefundsForeign passengers who shop in Taiwan have been allowed to claim VAT refunds at the Customs upon their departure from the R.O.C. within 30 days since thedate that passengers bought the products. Now there is a convenientmodification effective as of 1 July 2011. According to the National TaxAdministration of Central Taiwan Province, Ministry of Finance (NTACT),foreign passengers can now apply directly to the store for an on-sitesmall-amount VAT refund if the total VAT refund is under NT$1,000 (tag priceabout NT$21,000 in total) on the same day from the same “Authorized CashTax Refunds-TRS” store. The NTACT indicated that the R.O.C. government has consistently tried itsbest to mould a friendly environment for foreigners who either travel orwork in Taiwan. This new measure of the M.O.F. not only provides a moreconvenient and quicker option for claiming VAT refunds, but also eases thetension when preparing for boarding after shopping in Taiwan will thusbecome easier and more pleasant.Foreigners who shop for taxable merchandise to be included in theiraccompanying baggage on departure at TRS stores should go to the Customswith their entry visa and “Application Form for VAT Refund.” Those whoshop at “Authorized Cash Tax Refunds - TRS” stores are eligible for a VATrefund of no more than NT$1,000 on the spot, but the new measures are notyet allowed for those who possess a “Temporary Stay Visa.”For further information, please call the toll free number at 0800-000321 orclick the online help call on the website www.ntact.gov.tw. It is ourpleasure to serve you.
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