vat tax in france

Sep 7th, 2009, 02:29 PM
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vat tax in france

can anyone advise what the vat tax is on clothing or handbags in paris .
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Sep 7th, 2009, 03:02 PM
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It is 19.6%
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Sep 7th, 2009, 03:39 PM
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But you don't get all 19.6% back if you do the refund.... I think I got back about 15 to 16 percent?
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Sep 7th, 2009, 04:04 PM
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Yes, because of handling charge.
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Sep 7th, 2009, 04:26 PM
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Detaxe is 12%. Happy Travels!
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Sep 7th, 2009, 04:46 PM
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judlar - just in case you di not know this - the prices you see posted likely already include the VAT, unlike in the US where it is added at the time of purchase.
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Sep 7th, 2009, 05:38 PM
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Part of the reason for the VAT refubnd's apparent shrinkage is that it is 19.6% of the underlying price, but since it is included in the price you pay, is is only about 16% of the amount you pay. Or, as my math teacher used to say, "Math is fun."
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