Non-EU nationals will be receiving their
VAT refund on items bought in
Malta in a more expeditious way, thanks to an agreement signed
on Monday, 30th January at the Ministry for Finance.
Through this agreement, international tax free shopping operator
Fintrax Group will be setting up an office under the brand Premier
Tax Free at Malta International Airport, in order to provide an
improved service. Currently, the processing of such refunds
involves a great deal of bureaucracy, whereby such processing is
currently taking over six months to complete.
Following the issuance of a legal notice in 2015, Fintrax Group
was selected following an international request for proposals.
Premier Tax Free will be vetting applications for and issuing
such refunds, marketing the scheme to non-residents and local
retail outlets, as well as providing a scheme to retailers to
participate in international marketing of the VAT Refund
Fintrax Group is one of the world's leading tax free
shopping companies with over 30 years' experience. Through
Premier Tax Free it provides refund services to international
shoppers via hundreds of refund points spanning across 31
Minister for Finance Edward Scicluna said that, "thanks to
this agreement, the government will be seeking to attract more
business to our retail outlets and continue in its drive to
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