TAX-FREE SHOPPING APP FOR TOURIST

You live outside the EU and you are visiting France?
Save money while shopping: get a VAT tax-refund
on all your purchases in store and online !

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HANDY

Self manage your VAT refunds from the app. Say goodbye to paper forms and queues at checkout. 

SMART

Get a 14.5% VAT refund on your shopping in France. Best rate available on the market guaranteed year round.

SIMPLE

Gather your proofs of purchase: add up small amount purchases on a single digital slip for more refunds.

Download Sav’In Tax Free and enjoy an exclusive 14.5% VAT refund rate on all your purchases made in France.

Expats, tourists, Swiss or UK cross-border travelers, and all non EU residents, enjoy tax free shopping every time you visit France. 

 

     

Expats, tourists, Swiss or UK cross-border travelers, and all non EU residents, enjoy tax free shopping every time you visit France.

     

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HOW IT WORKS

If your primary residence is located in a non-EU country and you are visiting France for less than 6 months, you may be eligible for a VAT refund on all goods purchased in France. 

Sav’In Tax Free is the reference mobile app to help you manage your VAT refunds. It generates a digital tax-free slip following your in-store purchases. Your refund gets validated by customs when you leave the EU. Choose your preferred refund method: instantly receive cash by visiting one of our partner exchange offices or go paperless and get wired on your credit card within 21 days after custom clearance. 

Get your VAT refund in just a few steps:


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1 I download Sav'in Tax Free

Create your profile on the app and complete your legal information


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2 I do my shopping

In-store:
you no longer need to ask for a tax refund slip at the end of the transaction. Just keep your receipts.

Find out more

Online:
you can order from any French e-commerce. Request an invoice made out to Sav'in Tax Free. Delivery must be made to a location in France. You can shop and cumulate purchases to reach the legal minimum threshold of 100.01 € (tax included)

Find out more

3 I upload my proof of purchase directly onto the app

Cash receipts for boutique purchases or invoices for online purchases.


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4 I generate my digital slip

Click on “Get my refund” to create your tax refund slip

5 I validate my tax refund slip

before leaving the European Union. You can check the list of PABLO terminals and exchange offices HERE


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I get my tax refund

Get your refund within 21 days. Benefit from the best reimbursement rate on the market :14.5% of the purchase amount including VAT. Follow the status of your refund live from the app.


			Ecran création de profile application mobile de détaxe

1 I download Sav'in Tax Free

Create your profile on the app and complete your legal information


			Pictogramme vitrine de magasin et de shopping en ligne France

2 I do my shopping

In-store:
you no longer need to ask for a tax refund slip at the end of the transaction. Just keep your receipts.

Find out more

Online:
You can order from any French e-commerce. Request an invoice made out to Sav'in Tax Free. Delivery must be made to a location in France. You can shop and cumulate purchases to reach the legal minimum threshold of 100€01 (tax included)

Find out more

3 I upload my proof of purchase directly onto the app

Cash receipts for boutique purchases or invoices for online purchases


			Pictogramme bordereau de détaxe Sav'in Tax Free

4 I generate my digital slip

Click on “Get my refund” to create your tax refund slip

5 I validate my tax refund slip

before leaving the European Union. You can check the list of PABLO terminals and exchange offices HERE


			Femme faisant une détaxe sur son téléphone après avoir fait du shopping en France

I get my tax refund

Get your refund within 21 days. Benefit from the best reimbursement rate on the market :14.5% of the purchase amount including VAT. Follow the status of your refund live from the app.

Download now Sav'in Tax Free

   

WHY CHOOSING SAV’IN TAX FREE?

One app for more tax refunds

Get the most out of tax refunds whatever your shopping habits are, online or in-store, and consolidate your purchases on a single slip.

We give you refund flexibility

so you can choose to get your money back in cash or on your credit card.

We are the first full digital tax-refund solution

approved by French customs, so we constantly monitor news in the sector.

FAQs

How does VAT tax-refund work in France?

  • Currency: Euro (€)

  • VAT rate: 20%

  • Minimum purchase amount: 100.01€ 

  • Deadline to validate your tax refund slip: 3 months, plus the ongoing month from the purchase date.  

Am I eligible to get a VAT tax-refund?

To be eligible to VAT-free shopping, you must:

  • Be a non-resident of the European Union or of a third country on the date of the purchase
  • Be passing through France for less than six months
  • Be 16 and over 
  • Be in possession of the unused goods purchases in France and the corresponding receipts

The following territories are excluded from the VAT tax-refund system: Germany, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, Denmark, French overseas departments and territories, Spain, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg , Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Czech Republic, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, the Channel Islands (Jersey, Guernsey …), the Principality of Andorra, the Faroe Islands, the islands Canaries, Ceuta and Melilla, San Marino, the Vatican, Gibraltar, the Dutch part of Saint Martin, the island of Helgoland and territory of Büsigen, Livigno, Campione d’Italia, Mount Athos, the Aland Islands and Greenland.

Can I tax free my online purchases?

You can purchase eligible items on any French e-commerce sites and request a tax refund for it. However, certain conditions must be met:

  • The order amount reaches the legal minimum amount of 100.01 € (tax included)
  • You must choose a delivery point located in France
  • You must request an invoice made out to SAVIN TAX FREE with the following name, address and EU VAT number :

SAV’IN TAX FREE
11 chemin de l’industrie
06110 Le Cannet, France
N°TVA : FR 595 0870 2677

What is the minimum purchase amount required to get a VAT tax-refund?

In France, the legal minimum purchase amount is set to 100.01 €. Sav’In Tax Free allows you to cumulate purchases from different stores to reach this amount. 

Which products / goods qualify to VAT tax-refund?

Refunds are commonly issued on any retail item outside of manufactured tobacco, oil products, weapons, cultural goods and ancient relics, cars and car parts, postal stamps. 

Some goods are subject to special formalities such as those covered by the Washington Convention, or by the regulation of dual-use goods, narcotics, etc. Please check with local customs.

How do I get my digital VAT tax-refund slip?

After shopping, upload your receipts onto the app. Once approved, generate your digital slip by clicking “Get my refund”. This slip is now accessible on your app. Claim your VAT tax-refund before leaving the EU. To do so, simply scan your slip’s bar code onto one of the PABLO electronic terminals* (available to you in any departure hall – locate a station HERE).

When should I upload my receipts onto the app?

At least 2 hours before going through customs, so that our operators can check your documents. You have up to 20 days after making your purchase to upload your receipts. If your purchases are eligible and your tickets are approved, you will be able to claim your refund.

Should I keep my receipts after I uploaded them onto the app ?

Yes. Once you have generated your digital slip via Sav’In Tax Free, keep your receipts. They are part of the documents you are required to provide when going through customs in order to get your refund.

Is there a deadline to request my refund?

You have up until the 20th of the month following your purchase date to create your tax refund slip and request your refund. Make sure that your last added receipts have been approved by our operator (at least 2 hours prior custom entry) before claiming your final refund. 

Can I still get a paper slip?

You can choose to print your slip. You can do so on your own or by visiting one of our printing partner locations. Show your passport (or ID card for  Swiss residents) to get a one-time print ID and print your slip. Find a printing partner HERE.

How much will I be reimbursed?

In France, the VAT rate is 20%, which is 16.66% of the total VAT included total. With Sav’In Tax Free, you get the best refund rate on the market which is 14.5% of the VAT included total of your purchases. The difference corresponds to our service fees. 

For example, if the total amount of your purchases is 1,500 € including VAT, the total amount of VAT is 250 €. You can then expect 213.74 € of VAT refund.

For example, if the total amount of your purchases is 1,500 € including VAT, the total amount of VAT is 250 €. You can then expect 213.74 € of VAT refund. 

How long will it take for me to get my refund?

Once your slip has been approved by French customs, you have two options to get your refund:

– instantly get cash back by visiting one of our partner exchange offices

– within 21 days after custom clearance directly onto your credit card.

Where and how can I validate my tax-refund documents?

Validate your tax-refund slips before registering your baggage in the departure hall of your airport or train station, at a PABLO terminal or directly with a custom agent on duty.

If you wish to bring some of the VAT tax-refund items with you in a carry-on luggage you can have your slip checked after going through security. In this case, please make sure a custom control point is available in the transit area.

What documents should I provide when going through customs?

  • Your passport (or ID card for Swiss residents)

  • Your purchase receipts (digital or paper)

  • The actual unused and packaged purchased goods

  • Your travel documents

Can I use the items purchased before I leave?

Preferably not. Keep the items unused in their original packaging.

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TAX FREE IN FRANCE

En utilisant l’app Sav’in Tax Free vous pouvez récupérer 14,5% de TVA sur tous vos achats réalisés en France. Désormais cet incroyable

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Contact us

You have a question?

You have a question? You need advice or to follow up on a refund ? 

Give us a ring. An operator is at your service Monday to Friday – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m

+33 (0)4 93 43 44 40

contact@savintaxfree.com

Contact us

You have a question?

You have a question? You need advice or to follow up on a refund ?

Give us a ring. An operator is at your service Monday to Friday – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m

+33 (0)4 93 43 44 40

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SAV’IN TAX FREE
11 chemin de l’industrie
06110 Le Cannet, France
N°TVA : FR 595 0870 2677