Shoppers! Don’t forget to claim your VAT refund at Downtown VAT Refund for Tourists, available at most outlets throughout Ratchaprasong District. Simply ask for the VAT refund form to be completed at day and time of purchase; you will need to present your passport, travel itinerary details and paperwork which takes a few minutes to complete (step 1).
Depending on the product, typically you will need to present the product along with tax refund paperwork provided at the Airport or point of exit from the Kingdom of Thailand; this is PRIOR to passing through immigration departure; at Suvarnbhumi Airport you will find the VAT Refund for Tourists station near Counter W (step 2). We recommend you arrive at the Airport early enough to follow this step prior to checking in your luggage as queues can be quite long. Customs officials will inspect your paperwork and products, then authorise for the refund to be issued.
After completing this step, you can pack larger items into your luggage and pass through immigration.
Once passing through immigration, the VAT Refund desk is clearly marked on the concourse. Present the paperwork again at the stations on concourse around gate D1 or D8, and a refund will be issued by method you chose at time of purchase (step 3). Queues can be up to 20-30 minutes long, so please allow enough time to pass through. Note that you MUST have already completed steps 1 and 2 to be able to get the refund.
It's easy, it's simple and makes shopping at Ratchaprasong even better value than ever.