Are you doing some shopping while you visit the European Union? Would you like to get back up to 15% off your applicable purchases? Then install Woonivers now!
Do you know what tax free shopping is? According to tax free regulations, if you buy certain kinds of goods in the European Union while being a resident of a country outside the EU, and you are bringing them with you as you get back to your home country no later than 30 days after the purchase, then you have the right to get your VAT/IVA tax refunded. Isn’t that great?
Bad news is, getting your tax free refund is usually a hard, long and boring process. But in Woonivers we have made it much quicker and simpler! We are the only 100% digital, 100% legal Tax Free operator —this means the whole procedure is done from your smartphone: no forms to fill, no waiting in line in the shop or in the airport!
Just install the app and sign in. Whenever you buy something in a store associated with Woonivers, get your ordinary sales receipt and, as soon as possible, scan it with the app. We will contact the local tax authorities and issue a tax refund request that will be stored in your app as a visual code.
The day you are living the EU, before departure, locate the VAT validation machine in the port or airport (in Spain these are called “DIVA machines”), and pass the refund request code in your app in front of the reader in the machine. You may be asked to go show the purchased goods in the customs office to prove they are unused and you are bringing them with you, so have them ready.
After we are notified that the tax authority has validated the tax refund request, your money will be available in the app for you to withdraw it using PayPal or a bank transfer.
Lots of travelers have already got their tax refund quickly and easily with Woonivers!
Right now Woonivers operates in Spain. We will expand to other countries soon.
To make sure that you comply with the Spanish tax free regulations, you must prove you are a resident of a country outside the EU with your passport or other proof of residence. The goods you purchase must be brought with you unused while you leave the EU, no more than three months after their purchase. Some categories of goods are not elligible. Before leaving the EU, you may be requested to show your goods at the customs office in the port or airport.
Woonivers is a Tax Free operator with a license from the Spanish tax authority. When the procedure is complete, we will apply a transaction cost to your refund. Please visit our website for current terms and conditions.