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Walking canes exempt from VAT?

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Walking canes exempt from VAT?

Are walking cane (not walking sticks) purchases exempt from VAT in Prague?

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1. Re: Walking canes exempt from VAT?

Most likely not - hardly anything in CZ is exempt from VAT.

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2. Re: Walking canes exempt from VAT?

no walking canes are not exempt from VAT .But if you are from non-EU country and you spend at least 2001CZK in the same shop you can ask shop (when you are paying)for TAX-FREE form and get VAT back .

there is some information about tax-free shopping …blogspot.com/search/…20Shopping

But honestly I 'm not realy sure that shopp assistents in this kind of shops will be ready prepare Tax free form for you.,in this kind of shop it is not very often that customers ask for it .So ask them before shoping if you can get Tax free form .And be prepare that it could take a little bit more time.

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3. Re: Walking canes exempt from VAT?

use google translate for conditions of VAT refund in the Czech republic

http://www.czech.cz/cz/102931-tax-free-–-vraceni-dph-cizincum

Edited: 26 February 2011, 10:32
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4. Re: Walking canes exempt from VAT?

The amount of time that it will take to obtain/fill out forms/find the relevant offices, etc, will swiftly cancel out the pennies you might get back from VAT - remember you will have to do all this at the last exit point from the EU.

It is just an almighty hassle and IMO not worth the time and effort - if you have mobility issues I would concentrate on seeing as much as I can :)

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5. Re: Walking canes exempt from VAT?

and at the airport they go slow! It's almost as if it's their money and they do not want to give it to you.

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6. Re: Walking canes exempt from VAT?

... in a way, though, that is true - i.e. it is their money and they certainly don't want to give it to you :) Plus they charge a commission for the privilege.

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7. Re: Walking canes exempt from VAT?

All of this input is extremely helpful. The VAT in CZECH is so high I may not buy anything there. A walking cane is expected to cost me 1000CZK.

Thanks all

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8. Re: Walking canes exempt from VAT?

Price depends on the used material, design, and if a canes are a height adjustable and folding.For example my granmother has ordinary one (non heigh adjustable and non folding) made from wood and it is cost 200CZK ,and "French canes" to rest the forearm(heigh adjustable) also 200CZK for one piece.

So prices starts around 200czk but you can also buy very expensive cans with marble or silver handle for more than 5000CZk.

Yes VAT not very low ,but in Czech is relatively cheap food ,restaurants ,alkohol

cigarettes and welnes and spa services a lot of foringers used it .Some of them are specialised on "human motor system" so I give you here some links for some of specialised Spa towns maybe you find it interestig for yourself. Anyway nice staying in Czech rep. .:)

http://www.belohrad.cz/en/

karlovy-vary.cz/en/lazenska-lecba-wellness

www.marienbad.cz/en/treatment/index.shtml

and my grandfather best of laznejachymov.cz/en/…

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