When you make a purchase in Germany, the price generally includes 19% VAT. If your place of residence is outside the EU and you take your purchases home with you, the VAT can be reimbursed. Here's how it works:
- Complete the export certificate for your purchases.
- Present the certificate along with your purchases and receipts at the customs office. You will also be required to present your passport and a plane ticket issued for the current date.
- Present the customs office confirmation at a Global Blue station at the airport. Here you can obtain your VAT reimbursement.
Please note: Without confirmation from the customs office, you will not be refunded VAT.