Sales Tax (VAT) Refunds
Non-European Union residents are entitled to a refund of Value Added Tax (VAT) on
purchases they bring back home with them. Be sure to obtain the tax refund documentation
from the store where the item is purchased. The refund is processed at the refund agency's counter
at the airport of departure. A refund service charge is payable, and the balance due
to you can usually be credited to your credit card account or paid in a currency of your choice.
Tax-free airport shopping
All principal Irish airports have extensive tax free shopping areas. In the case of Dublin
Airport you can call their Duty-free Express number 1-800 747 747 to check availability of and/or pre-order your tax free
shopping in advance.