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Re: Grocery Tax free shopping near Basel

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Every single store I've visited in German (from Basel) provided their own tax form for VAT. I've never had any trouble getting it stamped at the border and getting my money back on my next visit.

You do not need any special forms, but you DO need to ask for it.
How/where at the store do you get the money back? Is it at the cashier?
And then are we supposed to save the receipts and claim them in Switzerland for taxation?

How much is the VAT? Is it a major saving?
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And soon in Germany you will need to spend a minimum of 50 € in each and every store in order to be eligible for the German VAT refund.

https://www.blick.ch/news/wirtschaft...d15445192.html

https://www.blick.ch/news/wirtschaft...d15424056.html
However this is still at the stage of being a draft of a law. It has not been enacted and if it is, it will not start before 1.1.20. So purchases under €50,-- are still eligible for the refund until something actually changes legally and at least until the end of this year.
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Re: Grocery Tax free shopping near Basel

Kaufland in Lorrach handles tax return very easily. It's one of the bigger grocery shops. They have their own tax return forms that you can ask the teller while paying. Just write you name and address and get it stamped at the border. Next time you go back to the shop and get your refund deducted from you new bill.

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Next time you go back to the shop and get your refund deducted from you new bill.
Or it can be paid out in cash if you are not buying anything that time, even if you originally paid by card.
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