We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

tax claimback

Which Chicago hotels are on sale?
mm/dd/yyyy mm/dd/yyyy
See hotels
posts: 1,156
reviews: 53
tax claimback

Hi Im just wondering if it is possible to claim back some tax if you are coming from abroad? Thanks

Palatine, Illinois
posts: 658
reviews: 15
1. Re: tax claimback

Not that I know of. The only place to save some tax may be shopping at duty-free stores in the airport.

Chicago, IL
posts: 3,330
reviews: 85
2. Re: tax claimback

We don't have a VAT refund similar to what you find in Europe, our government treats visitors the same way it treats locals. And even more annoying to foreign visitors, tax is added onto the price at the register and not included on the price tag.

posts: 1,156
reviews: 53
3. Re: tax claimback

Thanks for replying-ah well-I'll just have to do a little less shopping!