Tax or VAT

As a foreigner to the Czech Republic, you are entitled to receiving some of the VAT or sales tax back on purchases you made. Sales tax or DPH is 22% on most products and approximately 15% can be refunded.

The rules are:

  • You need to spend at least KČ 1000 ($34) in the store that participated in the program, during the same day. The logo TAX-FREE is written on the door or ask.
  • You need to have the store fill out a form for you.
  • You need to have this form stamped by the customs officials at the border or airport when you leave the country (show the merchandise to the customs official).
  • The refund must be claimed on the border or in your participating home location within 30 days of date of purchase. The “Tax Free” store will give you all the details.