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Old 22.12.2008, 07:58
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Re: Claiming back UK VAT tax

You claim VAT back as you leave the EU customs zone.

So it's just before you cross from France into Switzerland or at the UK airport.

Not at Eurostar/ferry terminals

UK taxman link

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If you're travelling outside the EU, you must show your goods and your refund form to UK customs staff at the airport you're leaving from. Make sure you arrive at the airport early so that you have plenty of time to deal with the customs staff before your departure.

If you're travelling to another country within the EU before you finally leave the EU, then you must show your goods and refund form to customs officials in that country when you leave it.
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