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Medina, Ohio
posts: 452
reviews: 27
Didn't get VAT refund

It's been 6 1/2 weeks and I haven't received my vat refund yet. They said it should take 4-6 weeks and I am starting to wonder if they will even send me the money. How long did it take for most of you to get your refund and is there a number I can call to get a status? Thanks.

posts: 276
reviews: 34
1. Re: Didn't get VAT refund

We submitted our receipts on 9 July before leaving Ireland and our VAT refund was credited to us on 29 August. I don't have a number to contact.

Good luck.

Cork, Ireland
posts: 42
reviews: 27
2. Re: Didn't get VAT refund

There is two different agencies here in ireland for vat refunds. Tax free and The Horizon card company. You could contact them through the airport you left from. As if there was any error on your forms the refund would take longer to sort out.

Medina, Ohio
posts: 452
reviews: 27
3. Re: Didn't get VAT refund

So about 7 weeks then. I will wait another week and then maybe call their airport office. We recieved our fexco vat refund in like two weeks but that was only around 20 dollars. I wondering since this refund is about 200 dollars that they just dont want to refund the money?

Medina, Ohio
posts: 452
reviews: 27
4. Re: Didn't get VAT refund

So still no refund as of yet. Does this mean they are just not willing to refund the money? Everything was filled out correctly because the lady at the desk did all the paperwork.

Loughrea, Ireland
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for Loughrea, Southport, Clifden
posts: 13,105
reviews: 26
5. Re: Didn't get VAT refund

July and August are very busy times for the poor overworked souls who have to give back the tax €uro's to our non EU visitors,

I have just paid my €200 for 6 months car tax, I am sure when it gets into the system our poor skint government will send it out to some non EU visitor as a VAT refund !!

Medina, Ohio
posts: 452
reviews: 27
6. Re: Didn't get VAT refund

Well i think your car tax will be safe, lol. Im pretty sure your government is not giving away money anymore to tourists, they don't have our refund vouchers anymore.

7. Re: Didn't get VAT refund

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