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Buyers resident outside of the European Union can enjoy tax-free prices when purchasing online. Your shipping address and billing address must be located outside of the European Union. The correct billing and shipping address must be entered when placing your order. We will not refund taxes after an order has been placed (except BFPO, see below).

British Forces Posted Overseas (BFPO)

We can refund VAT on items sent to BFPO, as long as the address is located outside of the UK.

BFPO Addresses Based Outside of the EU

To request a VAT refund for a BFPO address outside of the EU, please e-mail us once your order has been dispatched. Remember to include the order number with your request. You'll need to contact us within 3 months of placing your order.

BFPO Addresses Based within the EU

Before we can issue a VAT refund for an order dispatched to a BFPO address which is within the EU, UK VAT legislation requires us to obtain a "certificate of entitlement" confirming that the items have been dispatched to, and received by, a qualifying body or person as set out in paragraph 14.4 of HM Revenue and Customs Notice 725 dated January 2014. We will accept a copy of the order receipt which was dispatched with the item(s), signed and stamped by the head or acting head of the embassy, high commission, consulate, visiting force contingent or international organisation, with evidence of the official status of the signatory.

For goods which are dispatched to BFPO customers in Cyprus or Germany we require a certificate from the person placing the order, uniquely identifying the supply for which relief is claimed, and claiming entitlement as follows:

  • for British forces in Cyprus - under Article 151 (e) of EC Council Directive 2006/112/EC, or
  • for a visiting force in Germany - under Article 151(d) of EC Council Directive 2006/112/EC. 

We require this certificate in accordance with Section 14 of HM Revenue and Customs Notice 725 dated January 2014. If this certificate isn't supplied, we can't make a refund. Please send the stamped receipt or certificate, quoting all the qualifying order numbers for which VAT has not been refunded to:

Savvy Row
The Old Goods Yard
Commercial Road West
United Kingdom

Alternatively, you can e-mail this information in PDF format, to mail@savvyrow.co.uk. You'll need to contact us within 3 months of placing your order.