The Horizon Card

Am I eligible?

If you are a non-EU resident you may be eligible to shop tax free in Ireland. For complete details about eligibility for tax free shopping, please visit Irish Revenue.

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You are eligible to shop tax free (receive a VAT/sales refund) if any of the following applies:

  • You are a non – EU resident
  • If you are studying or working in Europe you can apply for a refund on any goods bought in the final 3 months of your stay in Europe
  • EU residents residing outside the EU for 12 months or more NB: You may need to provide proof of residency for Customs. Furthermore, if you are an Irish person who is moving to reside outside of the EU for more than one year you must present a Visa or proof that you will be resident for 12 months or more outside the EU.
  • If you are exporting goods by cargo freight. NB: In this case, a stamped Single Administrative Document (SAD) must be provided along with a stamped PDF of the transactions generated online.
  • If you are a member of an airline or ship crew residing outside the EU

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You are NOT eligible to shop tax free (receive a VAT/sales refund) if any of the following applies:

  • You are a student studying in Ireland and travelling home for the holidays.
    NB: Only when you finally leave Ireland can you receive a VAT refund and only on purchases made up to 90 days before final departure.
  • You are a Non-EU national working in Ireland and going home on holidays.
    NB: Only when you finally leave Ireland can you receive a VAT refund and only on purchases made up to 90 days before final departure.
  • If you are an Irish/EU resident who is bringing goods purchased to a Non-EU resident
  • If you have expired FEXCO Tax Free vouchers.
  • If you are an embassy personnel working in embassies in Ireland.
    NB: Irish based embassy personnel are entitled to claim back VAT exclusively through their protocol officer. FEXCO tax free cannot assist these circumstances.
  • If you are an EU resident
  • If you are Non-EU Military Personnel based in the EU
  • If you are an Irish or EU citizen residing outside of the EU for 12 months or less who returns on a visit

Download the App

Download from the App Store

The Tax Free Shopping App from FEXCO makes it even easier to use the HORIZON Card.