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Global Blue Tax Free Shopping Barcelona and Spain. Many stores in Barcelona participate in the Global Blue Tax Free Shopping. This means that Non-European citizens visiting Barcelona have the right to get part of the Spanish sales tax refunded when you leave Spain or Europe.

To get a Spanish sales tax refunded visitors must present their purchase receipts along with the Global refund receipts to customs when leaving Europe.

In Spain the sales tax or VAT (value added tax) is called IVA. The standard rate of sales tax in Spain is currently 21%. 

However, you do not get the full amount refunded and the refund amount varies according to the amount you spend.

Use the Global Blue Tax Refund calculator to calculate how much sales tax refund you will get in Barcelona, Spain

If you live outside the European Union, then you can claim some of the sales tax on your shopping items.

Please note that the minimum purchase amount for Spain is €90.16 which means that must have spent more than this amount to qualify for a tax refund.

Also note that there is no sales tax refund on hotels, car rentals, tours etc or for goods shipped. The Global Blue refund is only for items bought in shops and shipped in your luggage.
See more Global Blue sales tax refund FAQs.

Not all shops are in the Global Blue program,  so if you are making expensive purchases in Barcelona and want a tax refund then look for Global blue star logo and ask if the shop participates in Global Blue. 

Barcelona shops, Barcelona shopping malls and Barcelona outlet malls which often sell to tourists will usually display a TAX FREE shopping sticker on the door and in these shops, you can ask for your tax free cheques when you buy a product.

You can either get the VAT refund at the airport when you leave the EU or at the Barcelona tourist information office on Plaça de Catalunya or the ones at . If you choose to claim at the tourist office then please note that Tax Free claims will only be paid in euro currency and only Global Blue Tax Free cheques are accepted.

You can also claim your sales tax refund at the airport at the airport where you fly out of the European Union. All airports including Barcelona airports have a tax-free office, where you can declare your Tax free purchases at customs, get your tax free cheques stamped and get your tax-free refund.

Find Global Blue Tax refund offices Barcelona

Please note that you only have three months from the date of purchase to get your tax free forms stamped when you leave the European Union zone. Remember: Incomplete Tax Free Form means No refund. Read more on the Global Blue Tax free Barcelona Spain webpage.

Global Blue offices Barcelona

Barcelona Airport Terminal 1
Customs near check-in desk number 200
Refund: Global Blue offices located after the non-Schengen passport control and in the Schengen area, Sky Centre

Barcelona Airport Terminal 2
Customs: on the left side of Terminal 2B
Refund: Global Blue office, Terminal 2B, Floor 0 landside (next to pharmacy)

Main Barcelona Tourist office
Address: Plaza de Cataluña, 17 08002 Barcelona

Located in front of El Corte Inglés department store

Opening times:  
Monday to Friday: 08:30 a.m. - 08:30 p.m.          
Saturday: 08:30 a.m. - 08:30 p.m.     
Sunday : 08:30 a.m. - 08:30 p.m. 

N.B.: Global Blue Tax Free Forms issued locally accepted here. For CASH refund a cash handling fee (3 EUR) is charged for each Tax Free Form.

Barcelona Tourist office
Address: Passatge de la Concepcio 7-9, 08008 Barcelona
Located on side street to Passeig de Gracia street

Opening times:  
Monday to Friday: 03:00 p.m. - 08:00 p.m.         
Saturday: 03:00 p.m. - 08:00 p.m.                  
Sunday: closed         

N.B.: Global Blue Tax Free Forms issued locally accepted here. For CASH refund a cash handling fee (3 EUR) is charged for each Tax Free Form.

Catalonia Tourist office

Address Passeig de Gràcia, 107 08008 Barcelona
Located near crossing Passeig de Gracia and Av Diagonal

Opening times:  
Monday to Friday: 10:00 a.m. - 06:00 p.m.         
Saturday and Sunday: closed              

N.B.: Global Blue Tax Free Forms issued locally accepted.

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