Tax refund on purchases in the European Union by non-EU citizens

Tax Refund at UME

UME provides a fast and easy tax refund service : tax refund in downtown Paris, on the Champs-Elysées, in the vicinity of the greatest shopping hubs of the French capital.

The economic advantage of tax refund

Citizens from countries outside the European Union can get back some of the VAT (Value-Aded Tax) on the purchases made in France and in the European Union.
UME's bureaux de change act as a refund agent, able to advance to clients the amount of their tax refund upon presentation of their purchase bills, refund documents, passport and credit card.

The « one-stop shop » of tax refund in Paris

UME's tax refund services cover over 90% of large retailers in touristic Paris.
UME is a tax refund agent for :


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Paperwork

UME provides a fast, easy and highly professional tax refund service, in the vicinity of your purchasing location in downtown Paris.
To process efficiently your immediate tax refund on your purchases, we only need your identity card or passport, your credit card for guarantee, and the tax refund papers and purchase bills provided to you by the retailer at the time of purchase.
You then have three weekd (21 days) to confirm that you have exited the European Union with your purchase, by sending back the document scanned by the french Pablo machines, or stamped by the EU customs office when you left the country.

For any further information, ask advice from one of our experienced professionals :

UME's currency exchange activities are authorized and regulated under the authority of the Banque de France, of the ACPR and of the French Customs Office. UME is certified ISO 9001:2008 for all of its activities.

Cours interbancaires - Spot rates • USD 1 € = 1,2293 USD • GBP 1 € = 0,8800 GBP • Pour seule information - For information only • CHF 1 € = 1,1513 CHF • CAD 1 € = 1,5564 CAD • Pour un taux - For a quote : Contact +33 (0)1 45 63 99 28 • JPY 1 € = 1,3115 JPY • CNY 1 € = 7,7961 CNY • Cours interbancaires - Spot rates • USD 1 € = 1,2293 USD • GBP 1 € = 0,8800 GBP • Pour seule information - For information only • CHF 1 € = 1,1513 CHF • CAD 1 € = 1,5564 CAD • Pour un taux - For a quote : Contact +33 (0)1 45 63 99 28 • JPY 1 € = 1,3115 JPY • CNY 1 € = 7,7961 CNY • Cours interbancaires - Spot rates • USD 1 € = 1,2293 USD • GBP 1 € = 0,8800 GBP • Pour seule information - For information only • CHF 1 € = 1,1513 CHF • CAD 1 € = 1,5564 CAD • Pour un taux - For a quote : Contact +33 (0)1 45 63 99 28 • JPY 1 € = 1,3115 JPY • CNY 1 € = 7,7961 CNY •