Tax Free system is being introduced in Uzbekistan
Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) -- A Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers was adopted, in accordance with which, from 1 January 2023, the Tax Free system is introduced as an experiment to refund to foreign citizens the amounts of VAT paid by them when purchasing certain types of goods from entrepreneurs engaged in retail trade in the territory of Uzbekistan.
What goods are subject to Tax Free?
For goods included in the List approved by the resolution, which are sold at retail outlets in all regions of the republic.
How much do you need to make a purchase?
The total amount of the purchase of goods that fall under the Tax Free system must be at least 1 million soums.
How can a foreign citizen use Tax Free?
To do this, it is enough for him to register in the Soliq mobile application and scan online cash register receipts with a fiscal sign for the purchases made in it.
The calculation of the Tax Free amount and its transfer to a bank plastic card or a bank account of a foreign citizen is carried out by SUE “Soliq-service”, which is the operator of this system. All processes can be monitored online in a mobile application.
Foreign citizens will be able to issue a VAT refund when leaving the territory of Uzbekistan through the international airports of Tashkent, Samarkand, Bukhara, Fergana and Urgench by contacting the system operator within 3 months from the date of purchase of goods.
When will the tax paid be refunded?
The Tax Free amount will be returned after the 25th day of the month following the month in which the purchase was made, after confirming the status of the departure of a foreign citizen from the territory of the Republic of Uzbekistan.