Yet the dozens of malls and boutiques in Bangkok are tempting for shopping adventures and you can find great bargains. Apart from competitive prices, tourist can also enjoy the benefits of discount cards at each shopping center and a general VAT refund. To receive the VAT refund, the shop must participate in the 'VAT Refund for Tourists' scheme. Most well-known brands and retailers take part in the scheme therefore you don't have to stray too far from your hotel near Ploenchit BTS.
There are certain conditions for your goods to receive a VAT refund. The total value must be at least 5,000 Baht including VAT and single purchases must have a value of at least 2,000 Baht per day. When you buy and have paid your goods, ask the store for a VAT Refund Application for Tourists (P.P. 10 form) and attach the original tax invoice to the form. Before you leave the country, you have to present your goods and the application form. Present your claim to the Revenue officer and drop it into the box in front of the VAT Refund Office.
Besides the refund of the VAT there will apply fees for processing. The fees depend on the method of your refund: cash, bank draft or credit card account. Please be aware of certain conditions, when a refund will not be granted such as your stay in Thailand exceeds 180 days in a calendar year or your name or passport number doesn't match with the one in the tax invoice e.g. you can't buy things for another person and refund in your name.
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