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VAT refunds for tourists

Information for visitors to the EU on claiming VAT refunds when returning home to a non-EU country.

EU taxpayers and cross-border tax issue

Information on paying taxes and making tax declarations in two countries or more. Primarily for people living in one country and working in another, workers posted abroad and retired persons abroad.

Identify fake goods

Checklist to identify fakes and other goods that infringe upon intellectual property rights (IPR) and which may be a potential hazard to your health and safety.


Travelling in Europe? Find out the taxation and customs-related rules you need to be aware of including customs allowances, duty and tax free rules, VAT rules, travelling with pets and baggage controls.

Personal taxation

Find out about the rules governing the taxation of savings, inheritance tax, pensions, securities income, cross-border workers and double taxation conventions between Member States.

Buying online

Find out more about when you need to pay customs duties, excise duties or Value Added Tax (VAT) when buying online for personal use.

Cash controls

Questions and answers relating to entering or leaving the EU with €10 000 or more in cash – check who needs to declare and how.

Personal car taxation

EU rules that apply to car registration and circulation taxes; EU recommendation on avoiding double taxation


General interest

EU Customs Union Facts and Figures

What the EU Customs Union does; Customs protects you; Customs for business; the revenue side; the national side

Financial transaction tax (FTT)

Information on the Commission proposals to ensure that the financial sector makes a fair contribution to public finances.