Tax free

What is Tax Free in Belarus?

Tax Free is a system for the return of value added tax ("VAT") for purchases made to non-residents of the Eurasian Economic Union ("EAEU"), which includes: the Republic of Belarus, the Russian Federation, the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Republic of Armenia, the Kyrgyz Republic. The operator of the Tax Free system in the Republic of Belarus is RUE Beltamozhservis.

In Belarus, the Tax Free system applies to all goods subject to a 20% supply, and provides a return of 12.5% ​​of the purchase amount.

How to buy with Tax Free

The service is available when buyer purchase goods within one day in a single shop operating under the Tax Free system for the amount of more than 80 (BYN) Belarusian rubles (approximately 40 euros).

When paying for purchases, you need to contact the store employee to issue a Check for VAT refund (hereinafter "Tax Free"). To do this, you will need a passport or another document replacing it. Check Tax Free is made by a store employee in 3 copies. The buyer receives the first copy of the Tax Free Checks (blue) and his second copy (yellow, for the customs officer), as well as a special envelope.

Where to buy

Tourist should pay attention to the shops with the Tax Free logo or ask the store staff if the Tax Free service is offered. More detailed information about the stores can be found in the section - Shops on the site Here, each visitor can create their own shopping route. More than 370 shops are connected to the Tax Free system, where you can buy various goods - from jewelry, clothes, shoes and finishing with household appliances.

How to receive money

Within 3 months from the date of purchase, it is necessary to pass customs control in order to confirm the export of goods outside the Republic of Belarus. When passing customs control, it is necessary to present the purchased goods and issued a Check Free Tax for receipt of customs seal. Purchases must be unused, in undamaged packaging. A copy of the second copy of the Tax Free Check (yellow) remains with the customs officer.

Methods of receiving money

To a bank card.

The buyer enters information about the bank card, to which the amount of the VAT refund will be transferred in the first copy of the Tax Free Check (blue). The number of the bank card must consist of 16 digits, the account must not be indicated. Reimbursement is possible only for bank cards of international type Visa and MasterCard, issued for a foreign person. The buyer pays a Check Checks Tax Free in a special envelope and puts it in a special box at the customs clearance point or sends it free of charge within 6 months after the goods are exported by mail from the territory of any state. Refunds are made within 30 calendar days after the receipt of the Tax Free Check at the Beltamozhservice RUE.

In cash.

The buyer receives a refund of cash in cash only at the National Airport "Minsk" at the return point located in the departure zone upon presentation of the Tax Free Check to the employee of RUE "Beltamozhservis".

How to track the status of reimbursement

Track the status of processing of the Tax Free Check by using the "Track your refund" menu on the website To do this, you must enter the 10-digit Check Number for the return of Tax Free.

Reasons for refusal to return

Information about the Tax Free system in Belarus

Official site