18 января 2018

Tax Free Shopping in Russia

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Russia will begin a gradual introduction of a tax free system for foreigners in February 2018. This will allow non-residents of the Eurasian Economic Union to get a VAT refund on purchases made in Russia (Member states of the Eurasian Economic Union: Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia).

According to the federal law, foreigners would be able to claim a VAT refund from minimum purchase amount of 10000 rubles ($175). There are two VAT rates in Russia. A standard VAT rate: 18%. Some food products, medicines, children’s goods, books, magazines: 10 %. The VAT refund system doesn’t cover excisable goods, such as tobacco, alcohol, cars and some motorcycles etc.

The Ministry of Industry and Trade has published a  list of places where the tax-free pilot scheme will be launched.

Tax Free in Moscow

Main Universal Store Moscow GUM — 3, Red Square.

Children’s GUM — 17, Vetoshnij lane.

Central Universal Department Store TsUM — 2, Petrovka str.

Department store Petrovsky Passage — 10, Petrovka str.

Trade-entertainment complex «Smolenskij Passage» — 3, Smolenskaya square.

Retailers located at:

1, Tretyakovsky proezd.

19-21, Nikolskaya.

19, Novyj Arbat.

Tax Free in the Moscow Region

Shopping center "Crocus city Mall" — 8, Mezhdunarodnaya street, Krasnogorsk.

Shopping and entertainment complex "VEGAS Crocus city" —12, Mezhdunarodnaya street, Krasnogorsk.

Tax Free in Saint Petersburg

Trading House DLT — 21-23a, Bolshaya Konyushennaya street.

Tax Free in Sochi

Commercial Sea Port of Sochi — 1, Voykova street.

Sochi International Airport — located in the Adler district of the city of Sochi.

Retailers located at  Esto-Sadok, Naberezhnaya Vremena Goda, 1.


Added on 28.05.2018 - tax free in other cities:


Trade-entertainment complex «Evropa» — 30, Teatralnaya.


Family Shopping Center «Mega» — 141, prospekt Pobedy.

Park House Mall — 46/33, prospekt Khusaina Yamasheva.

Trade-entertainment complex «Kolco» — 1, Peterburgskaya street.

Nizhny Novgorod

Trade-entertainment center «Sedmoe nebo» — 1, Betankura str.


«Gorizontmall» — 32/2, prospect Mixaila Nagibina.

Trade-entertainment complex «Zolotoj Vavilon» — 25, Malinovskogo str.


«Mega Mall» — 5, Moskovskoe shosse, 24 km.

«Mall Park House» — 81b, Moskovskoe shosse.

Trade-entertainment center «Mega City» — 160M, Novo-Sadovaya.


«City Park» — 71, Volgogradskaya street.


«Voroshilovskiy-TC» — 9b, Raboche-Krestyanskaya str.


«TRC Grinvich» — 46, Vosmoe Marta str.

«TRC Passage» — 9, Vajnera str.

Claiming your tax refund

Your tax-free form must have:

Valid Customs stamp.

Your full name (in Latin alphabet as in passport).

Your passport number and passport issuing country.

Your credit card number filled in.


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