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utu upsizes your tax refund by up to 25% when you shop tax-free anywhere across 50 countriesWe upsize each refund regardless of the shop or Tax Refund Operator you choose. With the launch of the utu Tax Free app, here are a few locations for you to go on your next tax-free shopping getaway and maximise your tax refund! 

Dubai

If you have been to Dubai, you probably would have visited The Dubai Mall. Dubai is known for its shopping malls and boasts some of the most incredible shopping centres in the world. The Dubai Mall is one of the world’s largest malls, with over 1200 retail outlets and its own aquarium. The Dubai Shopping Festival that takes place annually is also an event that attracts many tourists to Dubai. With the range of shops found in Dubai, there is sure to be an item for every individual.

A few things to note when shopping tax-free in Dubai:

  • The VAT rate is 5%
  • The minimum purchase amount to be eligible for a tax refund is AED 250

Milan

As the fashion and design capital city of Italy, Milan is known for its shopping streets lined with designer brands and local boutiques. Corso Vittorio Emanuele II and Via Monte Napoleone are a couple of the popular shopping spots in the city, with a multitude of internationally renowned fashion houses. In Milan, you can truly indulge in luxury.

A few things to note when shopping tax-free in Milan:

  • The VAT rate is 22%
  • The minimum purchase amount to be eligible for a tax refund is €154.95

Paris

Considered one of the top shopping destinations in the world, Paris does not disappoint shopaholics. If you are looking to shop in luxury boutiques by world-famous designers, then this is the place for you. Champs-Élysées, one of Paris’ most famous shopping avenues, boasts a large selection of high-end luxury boutiques and budget-friendly chains.  The famous Paris Summer Sales also attract a large number of tourists looking to score the best shopping deals.

A few things to note when shopping tax-free in Paris:

  • The VAT rate is 20%
  • The minimum purchase amount to be eligible for tax-free shopping is €175.01

Shop tax-free with utu Tax Free Card!

When you activate your utu Tax Free Card on the utu Tax Free App, you will be able to choose between two refund methods. Choose to receive up to 25% upsize of your tax refund in Frequent Flyer Miles or up to 5% extra cash when you shop in Euro (€).

  • Fill in your utu Tax Free Card number into the credit card refund field of the Tax Free Form, or refund kiosk depending on the Tax Refund Operator
  • Follow the instructions set by the Tax Refund Operator to process your refund when leaving
  • utu will notify you when your tax refund has been credited to your preferred refund method

Don’t forget to shop tax-free with utu Tax Free Card and upsize your tax refund when you visit these locations! Download the utu Tax Free app now.

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