Tax Free shopping in France with Global Blue and Mastercard 

Enjoy your shopping experience in Paris and easily get 12% tax refund!


What is Tax Free Shopping?

Tax Free Shopping enables US citizens to claim VAT on their purchases. Simply ask for a Global Blue Tax Free Form at the store staff and get it digitally validated at the automated kiosk (Pablo) at the airport when flying back home with your purchases.


Are you eligible for Tax Free Shopping?

  • You are US citizen living more than 6 months per year outside of EU?

  • You are older than 16 years old?

If you validate these 2 conditions, you are eligible to Tax Free Shopping!




Your perfect shopping companion including interactive maps, tax refund calculator, refund tracker and your virtual Shop Tax Free Card.

STEP 1. Shop & easily get your tax free form

If you buy for more than 175.01€ when paying for your purchases, simply ask the store staff for a Global Blue Tax Free Form.



STEP 2. Get your custom validation at the airport

Remember to get your Tax Free Form digitally validated at the automated kiosk (Pablo) at  the airport when flying back home with your purchases!

Don’t pack away your purchases in your check-in luggage as you may need to show receipts and purchases to the Custom’s officer. Goods must be kept in their original packaging.


STEP 3. Claim your VAT refund more easily than ever on your Mastercard

Ask for Fast Refund service while you shop! With Global Blue, you can get your refund in store directly on your Mastercard.

The service is available at selected stores, please ask the store staff for more information.

In case you don’t get your tax refund in store, you still have a lot of choices with Global Blue: at Global Blue VIP Lounge | on Global Blue Mobile Customer Care | at departure.




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