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The news has been out for a few months now: the minimum purchase amount for tax-free shopping in France will be lowered from €175 to €100 as of January 1st, 2021.

Until now, France used to have one of the highest minimum purchase threshold in the EU to claim a VAT refund.

See by yourself. Below are the minimum purchase amounts in 15 EU countries to be eligible for tax-free shopping:

🇫🇷 France: 175,01€

🇭🇺 Hungary: 175,00€

🇮🇹 Italy: 154,94€

🇧🇪 Belgium: 125,01€

🇭🇷  Croatia: 100,00€

🇨🇿 Czech Republic: 75,91€

🇦🇹 Austria: 75,01€

🇵🇹 Portugal: 61,50€

🇬🇷  Greece:  50,00€

🇳🇱 Netherlands: 50,00€

🇵🇱  Poland: 47,00€

🇩🇰 Denmark: 40,00€

🇳🇴  Norway: 29,50€

🇩🇪 Germany: 25,00€

🇪🇸 Spain: 0,00€

In a decree published on June, 29th 2020, the French government announced that the threshold for tax-free shopping will be lowered to €100, starting from January 1st, 2021.

With France ranking as the top shopping hub for tourists around the world, this move will certainly boost a bit more the tourist purchases in France.

PS: whether the minimum threshold is €175 or €100, remember that there is NO minimum spend per shop and per day with ZappTax. How is it possible?

Because we combine your purchases, which means that (from January 1st) you can buy €50 here and €50.01 there, and be able to claim your VAT refund. Check all the details here.