What is Russian Tax Refund?
Russia has introduced its Tax Free system. Foreign citizens can now make purchases in Russia and get a VAT refund, saving them up to 11% on their purchases.
A VAT refund can be obtained by purchasing goods that are not excisable. Excisable goods - alcohol, tobacco, as well as some kinds of perfumery and cosmetic products). You can get a VAT Refund if:
You purchases goods for at least 10 000 rubles on the same day at the same store.
You do not hold the citizenship of a Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) country. The Member-States of the Eurasian Economic Union are Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and the Russian Federation.
Take the goods you purchased outside of the EAEU customs territory (goods being exported through EAEU member-states are exempt. The Member-States of the EAEU are Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and the Russian Federation.) through checkpoints. The list of designated checkpoints has been approved by the Russian Federation Government.