[oods you canít get a refund for
You canít get a VAT refund for:
mail order goods, including internet sales
goods youíve already used in the EU, such as perfume
service charges, eg hotel bills
new or used cars
goods worth more than £600 exported for business purposes
goods to be exported as freight
goods that need an export licence (except antiques)
gold over 125g, 2.75 troy ounces or 10 tolas
a boat you plan to sail to a destination outside the EU
Also not all stores do vat refund and the stores that do, give you a vat refund form together with their receipt for claiming.
When i was in spain last year, they required a min of 100 euros on the receipt to qualify for refund iirc. Some stores allow accumulation others do not, so ymmv on this.
-- edited by wmaxell on Oct 09 2015, 06:42 AM