France VAT Refund App For British Travelers | Tax-Free Shopping Tool Announced

Non-EU residents traveling to France are entitled to a VAT refund on the goods and services they purchase but the filing process can be tedious and time-consuming. The newly announced Wevat app simplifies the process to provide a more customer-friendly solution. With the Wevat app, travelers can skip lengthy lineups and onerous filing by storing their receipts on their phones and completing the VAT refund process digitally.

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Traditional VAT refunds require non-EU travelers to queue up in time-consuming lineups at the airport or train station to submit their documents. The Wevat app eliminates this requirement with technology that aggregates purchase receipts into a bar code that starts the refund process once tapped at a Wevat-supported kiosk at any departure point in France.

The VAT (Valued Added Tax) is a standard European consumption tax levied on the sale of goods and services. In France, this rate is 20 percent. All travelers to France are charged the VAT but non-EU travelers are entitled to a refund. With the Wevat app, users can have this tax refunded digitally.

Users simply take a photo of their receipts at the point of purchase to save up to 13 percent on goods and services. There are no store restrictions, no paper documents or repeat scannings, and no mail-in forms required.

Available for download from the Apple Store or Google Play, Wevat provides refunds that are generally 23 percent higher than what in-store providers offer. The app can generate a refund in one of 50 currencies which users can request be issued by credit card, bank transfer, Alipay, or WeChat Pay. Users can also monitor their refund progress using the app’s refund tracker function and can request help from a multilingual customer support team anytime, 24/7.

Wevat is already receiving positive feedback from early users who appreciate its convenience and customer-focused efficiency.

A spokesperson for Wevat says, “We are thrilled to introduce Wevat to the market to provide international travelers to France with a hassle-free way of getting their VAT refund. Our app was designed with the customer in mind and will make the VAT refund process quick and easy for every user.”

Learn more about Wevat and its services at


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