Each and every product sold in Korea includes sales tax in the purchase price. These taxes are collected and invested in social welfare for Korean residents. Non-residents, or visitors to Korea, may be eligible for a tax refund on purchased goods they will take out of the country.
Make a purchase of 30,000 won or more at a participating retail store. Participating stores are designated by the "Global Blue Tax Free" or "Global Tax Free" logo. Be sure to keep your VAT refund receipt when purchasing items.
|GLOBAL TAX FREE|
|Service Branch||Help Desk Location|
|Shinsegae Department Store - Main Store||52-5, Chungmuro 1-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul (Main floor)|
|Shinsegae Department Store - Gangnam Branch||19-3, Banpo 4-dong, Seocho-gu, Seoul (Central City 2F)|
|Hyundai Department Store - Apgujeong Branch (Main Store)||429, Apgujeong-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul (2F)|
|Hyundai Department Store - COEX Branch||159-7, Samseong 1-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul (2F)|
|Galleria Department Store||494, Apgujeong-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul (Luxury Hall, West 5F)|
|Doota||18-12, Euljiro 6-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul (Doosan Tower B2F)|
|Lotte FIT (Dongdaemun)||21-31, Euljiro 6-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul (8F)|
|Olive Young - Main Branch (Myeong-dong)||9-20, Myeong-dong 1-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul (2F)|
|Lotte World Mall||29, Sincheon-dong, Songpa-gu, Seoul (5F)|
|Hwachang Korean Ginseng Store||149-48, Yeonhui-dong, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul (Hwachangtosan 1F)|
|Shinsegae Department Store - Centum City Branch||1495, U-dong, Haeundae-gu, Busan (1F)|
|Busan Bank - Lotte Seomyeon Branch||777, Gaya-daero, Busanjin-gu, Busan (Underground) (Bujeon-dong)|
|Busan Bank - Sinchang-dong Branch||13, Gwangbokjungang-ro, Jung-gu, Busan (Sinchang-dong 1-ga)|
|Busan Bank - East Busan Outlet Branch||147, Gijanghaean-ro, Gijang-eup, Gijang-gun, Busan (3F)|
|Busan Bank – Busan Premium Outlet Branch||1133, Jeonggwan-ro, Jangan-eup, Gijang-gun, Busan (3F)|
|JDS Department Store||281-20, Yeon-dong, Jeju-si, Jeju-do JDS (1F)|
|Kiosk||Hyundai Department Store U-PLEX (Daegu)||2077, Dalgubeol-daero, Jung-gu, Daegu (8F)|
|Olive Young - Hongdae Branch||165-8, Donggyo-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul (LG Palace #103-ho)|
|Parnas Mall||159-8, Samseong 1-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul (B1F)|
|Busan Renecite||529-1, Gwaebeop-dong, Sasang-gu, Busan (1F)|
|Namgyeong Medical Co. Ltd.||83, Sopa-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul (Hoehyeon-dong 1-ga)|
|MCM SPACE (Myeong-dong)||8-1, Chungmuro 2-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul (3F)|
|JDS Department Store||281-20, Yeon-dong, Jeju-si, Jeju-do (1F)|
*Note: Global Blue and Global Tax Free are two separate organizations offering tax free services. Therefore, tax refunds for purchased goods from Global Blue can be made at designated Global Blue centers only, and the same applies for Global Tax Free.
If you are at an airport or seaport where there is no refund counter, or if the refund counter is closed, place your forms in the designated mailbox (after receiving your endorsement from customs). Your refund will be sent by post (via money order) or directly deposited to the bank account associated with your credit card. Please allow one or two months for payment.
During peak season, around Chinese New Year and other national holiday periods, large volumes of requests often create delays in customs processing, thus getting a tax refund at the designated booths prior to boarding is advised.
Visit the companies' official websites for more information.
Website: www.globalblue.com (English, Chinese, Russian)
Website: www.global-taxfree.com (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
☞ 1330 Korea Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
Last updated: March 3, 2015