Guide to Tax Free shopping in Hungary

How to shop Tax Free in Hungary?

  • 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 Hungary

Go shopping and get your Tax Free form.

Hungary Currency: HUF
  • 27%Standard VAT rate
  • 18%Food
  • 5%Books and medicines
  • Minimum spend:
    • HUF 68.000
    • (ca. 200 EUR) on the same day and in the same store
  • Shoppers eligible for VAT / Sales Tax Refund:
    • Shoppers who are permanent residents in a non-EU country
  • Time limits:
    To receive a Customs stamp:
    • 90 days after the issuing day of the Tax Free Form
    To receive a refund:
    • 6 months from the issuing date of the Tax Free Form
  • Refund limits:
    • Pre-validation Cash: HUF 100000
      Pre-validation Credit Card: HUF 100000
      Post-validation Cash: HUF 100000

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
  • Original invoice

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 Form together with the original invoice and get your refund
View Refund locations
  • 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 the original shop invoice by post using Planet prepaid envelope. You can also leave your Tax Free form together with the original shop invoice in one of our Planet drop boxes.

What other refund options are available?

  • Before leaving the EU from Hungary you may get your refund prior to export validation

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