Montenegro is part of the European Tax Free Shopping system, the participants of which return VAT to tourists who have made purchases in the country.
In Montenegro, VAT is 19%, and the minimum purchase amount for which tax can be refunded is 100 euros. But there are other nuances.
- You need to make a purchase in a store with the sign Tax Free, since not all stores provide such a bonus. When making a purchase in a store with the “Tax Refund” sign, simply ask to fill out a tax refund form.
- When leaving the country, you need to provide the customs service with your purchases in the original packaging, checks and passport. This must be done within 3 months from the date of purchase. Further, customs officers will issue a tax refund voucher.
- On your next visit to Montenegro, present your tax refund voucher at the store where the purchase was made. You will receive a refund at the store.
Small life hack: To return the VAT on the purchase, it is not necessary to go home. It is enough to go on a one-day excursion to neighboring countries (Bosnia, Croatia, Albania) and issue a voucher at the border. And at the same time combine business with pleasure.
October 03, 2019
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