Tax-free shopping in Milan

As you know, shopping is an essential and inseparable part of the trip to Milan, as it is known as the fashion capital with a variety of shops and malls, so we have prepared a guide for you with all the information you want to know about tax refunds in Milan – Tax Free.

What is meant by tax refunds? This is me on the way! Great for tourists to save money shopping in Milan by getting the tax they paid when buying back. This is because the tourist is not supposed to participate in the payment of the tax in the country where he does not permanently reside.

How much money can you get back in your tax refund?

For every purchase over 70 euros, you can get a refund of between 12 and 15 percent of the purchase.

How do you make the tax refund?

In order to make the tax refund, you must first have your passport for each shopping trip.
In addition, you must state at checkout that you are interested in a tax refund, and the store will provide you with a tax refund form and ask you for your passport (make sure it is valid). In the form you will receive, you will fill in all the required details (usually the sellers are aware of the procedure and help fill out the form). You must keep the form together with the purchase receipts in a safe place until the time of your flight back to Israel.

Where can I get a tax refund?

First, remember that you must present your passport, tax refund form (with purchase receipts), flight ticket (after check-in) and the items you purchased at the tax refund counters/positions.
Sometimes you will come across a counter with a clerk who will ask to see everything listed above, and sometimes there will only be positions that guide you step by step where you will have to fill in details and present the forms listed above and receive the refund form and finally chain an envelope with the tax form and receipts to the Global Blue mailbox. Depending on the time of your arrival at the field, if the clerks are there, you can get a refund for your purchase in cash (up to 1999.50 euros) and if at the Global Blue post offices (to which you can chain the envelope with the forms) in credit (up to 5000 euros).

At Milan Malpensa Airport:

  • דGlobal Blue’s tax refund counters are located in Terminal 1 on the first floor near the check-in counters (counter 12).
    Hours of operation are from 7:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. every day, but we recommend that you stay up to date on the company’s website.
  • The ForExchange Maccorp tax refund counters located in Terminal 1 in the check-in area on the 2nd floor opposite check-in counters 9-10. (before the security checks).

At Milan Bergamo Airport – Orio al Serio:

  • The ForExchange Maccorp tax refund counters located on the entrance floor, in the passenger landing area, in front of the passengers exit (before the security checks).
    Hours of operation are from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. every day of the week.