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NEW: VAT-free purchases in Belgium

As of August 1st 2017, an important change in legislation has been published by the Belgian Ministry of Finance,regarding the application of the VAT exoneration as described in the VAT legislation article 42, § 3, 1st and 2nd paragraph (publication).

  1. This is an important change in the process to obtain your diplomatic privilege of VAT exoneration, both for private and for official use, which requires action from your side.
    The following has changed:
    a) the 450 and 451 forms may no longer be used
    b) VAT reimbursements will only be obtainable through an officially homologated operator
  1. It is mandatory for diplomatic missions, consular posts and their staff to register with an operator such as Forax – Vat Exemption. Forax is officially homologated by the Belgian Federal Public Service of Finance and offers the service for VAT reimbursements.
    Registering with Forax in line with the new legislation has the following advantages:
    a) the minimum purchase amounts are only 50 Euro for personal use and 125 Euro for official use
    b) the service applies to all shops in Belgium
    c) the complete service is free until the end of March 2018 and will remain free in combination with the tax-free fuel card of Forax, otherwise a limited 1% commission with a maximum of 10 Euro will apply
  2. Please register yourself today by completing the application form below and returning it to Forax, Excelsiorlaan 19, 1930 Zaventem or to info@vatexemption.be

As a customer of Forax, you can rest assured that you have chosen the most professional service provider. Forax is the operator of the trusted www.vatexemption.be portal. Forax is also Europe’s largest operator in tax-free fuel for diplomats with the largest tax-free fuel network in Europe and in Belgium, in partnership with most major oil companies.

For this new VAT reimbursement service, Forax has set up a partnership with Global Blue (www.globalblue.com), the world’s largest operator in VAT refunds for tourists. Global Blue has a network of 300 000 connected stores in 50 countries, including Belgium.

This partnership ensures the capacity to professionally respond to the complexity of refunding VAT of all purchases for all diplomats in all shops in Belgium and to offer premium services like super-fast refund in the very large network of connected stores.

The new service will make the process conveniently simple for you:
1. at the store ask for an invoice addressed to yourself
2. upload this invoice to the Forax website
3. the VAT will automatically be reimbursed to your account

This simple process will work for any shop in Belgium and in case of a Global Blue connected store the reimbursement will guaranteed be done within days!

The following shops are already part of the ever growing list of connected Global Blue stores:

The complete service is free until the end of March 2018 and will remain free in combination with the tax-free fuel card of Forax, otherwise a limited 1% commission with a maximum of 10 Euro will apply. As per legislation Forax also offers a free solution in which you will be paid back the VAT six months after Forax has received the VAT from the merchant.

In case of any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us on info@vatexemption.be or 02 66 99 444. We are looking forward to offering our service to you!