Brown Thomas

Tax Free Shopping in Ireland

Brown Thomas is proud to offer tax free worldwide to our visiting customers.


4 Simple Steps To Claiming A Tax Refund:

1.Complete the Tax Free Form

Tax Free Forms must be fully completed and signed by tourist and retailer.

2. Get Customs Approval

Customs stamping is only required if the single purchase value is over €2,000. To receive Customs approval call for an official using the phones provided. These should be well signposted within the airport terminal.

3. Return Tax Free Form

Return the fully completed Tax Free form with the credit card details to receive the refund. In Ireland shoppers can return their forms to the Premier Tax Free desk in Shannon and Dublin airports.

4. Find Out More

Visit to answer questions on your tax refund. For further assistance please call Premier Tax Free on +353 1 5133800


VAT free sales are only offered to customers in specific circumstances, as outlined in this PDF here.


1. Who can claim?

All non-EU residents. Goods must be exported from the EU within 3 months of purchase.

2. What will be the value of my refund?

The refund amount depends on the purchase value, the retailer and the refund method. The final refund value will be printed on the Tax Free form provided to the shopper at the point of sale.

3. How is the Tax refunded?

  • Credit card
  • Cash (fees apply)
  • AliPay
  • Additional refund methods are available at selected retailers.

4. Where is a cash refund available?

At city centre cash points. For a full list please visit Please note that a cash refund incurs additional service fees. To avoid these fees a credit card refund should be selected. There are no cash refund points in Irish airports.

5. What happens at the airport?

Take the completed Tax Free form to a Premier Tax Free refund desk at Dublin or Shannon Airport. Tax Free forms under €2,000 can be returned at one of these desks.

For sales over €2,000 you will need to present your purchase receipts, goods, passport and completed Tax Free form to Customs for export validation. Our airport staff are available to guide you through this process.

6. How early should I arrive at the airport?

The process at the airport is very simple. It is advisable to arrive at the airport earlier than usual, especially if you require customs stamping.