France VAT Refund | Tax-Free Shopping App For International Travellers Updated

With Britain no longer part of the EU, British citizens travelling to France are now entitled to a refund on the VAT they’re charged. A newly announced customer-focused app from Wevat makes it easier and more convenient for British and non-EU travellers to claim their refunds and put more money back into their pockets.

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Positioned as a game changer for international travellers, the newly announced Wevat app gives those shopping in France a digital VAT refund that is 23 per cent higher than what the customer would receive from in-store VAT providers. Wevat makes a once arduous and time-consuming documents filing undertaking a simple, one-tap digital process.

The Wevat app is available at the Apple Store, and from Google Play. For a one-time transparent fee and no foreign exchange fees users can get up to 13 per cent back from the VAT (Value Added Tax) they are charged when shopping in France, or shopping online at French retailers.

Once the app is downloaded, the user can sign up in minutes and begin uploading their purchase receipts for storage on their phone. Wevat then processes the receipts and issues a barcode which the user taps at allocated, well-marked departure points. The app eliminates document filing hassles and users are not required to visit the VAT refund counter to register their claims.

Refunds are available in 50 currencies and users can choose whether to have their refunds deposited into their bank account, or put toward Alipay, WeChat Pay or a credit card. Users can also track their refund progress using the app’s tracker feature.

There are no store restrictions with Wevat, giving British travellers in France more shopping options. The more they purchase, the more they’ll receive in VAT refunds. A multilingual support team is also available should users have any questions.

Wevat CEO and co-founder Raphael Chow says, “We want to take the stress out of claiming VAT refunds. With Wevat, travellers to France can get their money back quickly, easily, and without the usual hassles. We’re confident our app will be a hit with British tourists in France and look forward to helping them get more money back on their purchases.”

With a mission to simplify the VAT refund process, Wevat provides an end-to-end service with a user-friendly app tourists can rely on for the maximum refund they’re due.

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