WHAT IS TAX FREE?
Tax Free Service
Foreigners, North Cyprus citizens and Turkish citizens living abroad are eligible to tax free shopping in Turkey. Customers temporarily visiting Turkey, and having purchased an item from a Tax Free Zone affiliated shop can get VAT refund by using our easy service. The VAT rates change according to the goods by %18 and %8.
Try to shop in Tax Free Zone member shops
You will see our logo displayed on the shop windows or in front of the cash registers at our member shops. Before you start shopping, inform the shop representative that you would like to take advantage of Tax Free Zone.
Before leaving country complete your customs procedure
The customs clearance process may take some time, depending on how crowded the customs checkpoint is at the time of your departure. This is something to keep in mind, especially when you are exiting the country via airport. Follow the signs guiding you to the location of the customs checkpoints, and be ready to produce the items you purchased along with your Tax Free documents. The purchases must have been made in the 3 (three) months prior to your exit, and the items you purchased must be with you in order to complete the customs clearance process.
Customs clearance at Ataturk Airport
Istanbul International Ataturk Airport customs clearace guidelines
You can get your refund immediately in cash by showing the stamped Tax Free Zone Cheque to our Tax Free Zone officer. You can get your refund amount transferred to your credit card account by sending the stamped Tax Free Zone Cheque to us by mail within 90 days.