Countries VAT Rules

PORTUGAL

Currency:
Euro (€)

VAT rate:

Mainland

General goods 23%
Foodstuffs, agricultural supplies 13%
Foodstuffs, books, medical and pharmaceutical products, newspapers 6%

Madeira

General goods 22%
Foodstuffs, agricultural supplies 12%
Foodstuffs, books, medical and pharmaceutical products, newspapers 5%

Azores Island

General goods 18%
Foodstuffs, agricultural supplies 9%
Foodstuffs, books, medical and pharmaceutical products, newspapers 4%


Shoppers eligible for VAT refunds:
Non-EU residents.

Time limit for Customs approval:
3 months after the month of purchase

SPAIN

Currency:
Euro (€)

VAT rate:
Standard 21%

Food and some optical goods 10%

Medicines and pharmaceutical goods, books, magazines and some food 4%

Shoppers eligible for VAT refunds:
Non-EU residents.

Where to get Customs approval:
Last EU departure point

Time limit for Customs approval:
3 months after the month of purchase

UK

VAT rate:
Standard: 20%

Currency:
GBP

Eligible for VAT refunds:
Non-EU residents

Time limit for Customs approval:
Three months after the month of purchase

Time limit for Customs approval:
3 months after the month of purchase

PORTUGAL

Currency:
Euro (€)

VAT rate:

Mainland

General goods 23%
Foodstuffs, agricultural supplies 13%
Foodstuffs, books, medical and pharmaceutical products, newspapers 6%

Madeira

General goods 22%
Foodstuffs, agricultural supplies 12%
Foodstuffs, books, medical and pharmaceutical products, newspapers 5%

Azores Island

General goods 18%
Foodstuffs, agricultural supplies 9%
Foodstuffs, books, medical and pharmaceutical products, newspapers 4%


Shoppers eligible for VAT refunds:
Non-EU residents.

Time limit for Customs approval:
3 months after the month of purchase

SPAIN

Currency:
Euro (€)

VAT rate:
Standard 21%

Food and some optical goods 10%

Medicines and pharmaceutical goods, books, magazines and some food 4%

Shoppers eligible for VAT refunds:
Non-EU residents.

Where to get Customs approval:
Last EU departure point

Time limit for Customs approval:
3 months after the month of purchase

UK

VAT rate:
Standard: 20%

Currency:
GBP

Eligible for VAT refunds:
Non-EU residents

Time limit for Customs approval:
Three months after the month of purchase

Time limit for Customs approval:
3 months after the month of purchase