Departure tax refund policy is a preferential policy for overseas tourists in domestic shopping to refund VAT(Value Added Tax) when they leaves China. To be more specific, it is that qualified overseas tourists who hold passports and other valid documents traveling to the country, can apply for tax refund at departure ports. And they buy goods that must be met the requirements of the state at the tax refund shops put on record by the tax authorities. What's more, goods restricted from export by the state cannot enjoy the departure tax refund policy.
The foreign visitors and travelers from Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan are entitled to the tax refund policy.
The tax refund rate is 11% and the tax refund amount shall be the total cost multiplied by the refund rate.
The currency of tax refund is RMB, there are two available ways: cash or bank transfer. If the amount is less than 10,000 yuan, you can choose either way you like. If it is more than 10,000 yuan, only the bank transfer is available.
Visitors can receive tax rebates at the city's exit ports, mostly in the airports verified by joint inspection and customs.
Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin, Shenzhen, Qingdao, Jiangsu Province, Hebei Province, Shaanxi Province, Yunnan Province, Anhui Province, Sichuan Province, Liaoning Province, Fujian Province, Hainan Province as well as Harbin, Heihe, Suifenhe in Heilongjiang Province.