Guide to Tax Free shopping in Cyprus

How to shop Tax Free in Cyprus?

  • Step 1: Go shopping
  • Look for Planet logo and ask for Planet Tax Free form when making a purchase
  • Step 2: Get Customs validation
  • Step 3: Return your Tax Free form to Planet and receive your refund

Shopping in Cyprus

Go shopping and get your Tax Free form.

Cyprus Currency: EUR
  • 19%Standard VAT rate
  • Minimum spend:
    • EUR 50
  • Shoppers eligible for VAT / Sales Tax Refund:
    • Minimal eligible age: 16
    • Non EU residents
    • No EU residence for more than 365 days in the last 2 years preceding the date in which the goods were purchased
  • Time limits:
    To receive a Customs stamp:
    • 3 months + the issuing month of the Tax Free Form
    To receive a refund:
    • 1 year from date of purchase
  • Refund limits:
    • Pre-validation Cash: EUR 3000
      Post-validation Cash: EUR 3000

Get your Tax Free form approved by customs

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Refund requirements

Required for refunding:

  • Fully completed Tax Free forms stamped by Customs

Required for customs approval:

  • Fully completed Tax Free form
  • Unused purchased goods and receipts
  • Passport and travel documents

Customs advice:

  • Remember to validate your Tax Free forms at Customs at the last exit point before leaving EU.

How can I get my refund?

  • Visit any Planet Refund Office
  • Present the validated Tax Free forms and get your refund
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  • Standard refund
  • If you haven't received your refund at our Refund Point, provide your payment details on the Tax Free form, get Customs validation and return the Tax Free form together with shop receipts by post using Planet prepaid envelope. You can also leave your Tax Free form together with shop receipts in one of our Planet drop boxes.

What other refund options are available?

  • Before leaving the EU from Cyprus you may get your refund prior to export validation
  • To take advantage of this refund method the spend must be above 150 EUR per Tax Free form
  • If you received a refund in your shopping destination before Customs validation, you must get your Tax Free form approved by Customs and return it to Planet within 21 days of refund, or your credit card used for guarantee will be charged.
  • At the airport, please allow enough time for the Customs approval process before your flight departs.
  • Make sure the goods are sealed and unused.

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