2. VAT refund payment options
VAT refund can be given in cash or by transfer payment.
- Given in cash with Indonesian Rupiah (IDR) currency.
VAT refund is given in cash only if the amount does not exceed Rp 5,000,000 (five million rupiah);
- Through transfer payment
When the VAT refund is in excess of Rp 5,000,000 (five million rupiah), the refund will be made by transfer. The passenger should provide bank account number, account name, address, bank routing number, designated bank for transfer and requested currency for the VAT refund. The transfer will be done within 1 (one) month of receipt of application for VAT refund.
- Exceptional circumstances
If the amount of VAT refund is more than Rp 5,000,000 (five million rupiah), however, the passenger does not want to be refunded by transfer, then the amount of Rp 5,000,000 (five million rupiah) will be refunded in cash and the balance of VAT is not refundable.
- Claim procedure
The VAT refund can only be claimed at the airport on the date of your departure and you must follow these steps:
Option # 1 : Claim VAT Refund before Check-In counter
- Submit the application for VAT refund to the Directorate General of Taxes (DGT) officer at the airport;
- Submit both copies of the original valid tax invoice (a tax invoice attached with one payment receipt);
- Show passport, airline ticket and goods purchased;
- Receive VAT refund in cash or through transfer to your bank account.
Option # 2 : Claim VAT Refund after Check-In counter
The same steps are applied for this option, however, instead of showing airline ticket you need to show your international boarding pass to the DGT officer.
This option is applied for the passenger who carries on his/her purchased goods as hand baggage. If the good are oversized or aviation security measures prevent you from taking your goods on board the aircraft, then you have to claim your VAT Refund at VAT Refund counter before Check-In counter as stated on option # 1.
Now your visit to Indonesia can be more enjoyable. The Indonesian government has provided a facility for tax refund if you purchase goods in any shop (retailer) with “VAT Refund for Tourists” logo.
Please feel free to visit any Indonesian shop (retailer) with “VAT Refund for Tourists” logo and enjoy your shopping time. Pay Less and Get the Best