Taxes & Refunds
VAT / Value Added Tax (or in Romanian: T V A – Taxa pe Valoare Adăugată )
A sales tax (TVA) of 19% is added to most retail sales .
The TVA is usually included in the prices posted in stores, hotels and restaurants.
VAT Refund – VAT refund offices (Birou de Restituire TVA) can be found at a limited number of border crossing points and shops.
To claim you Sales Tax Refund please make sure that:
- Your purchases were made at a store which can issue a legal invoice/ receipt (factura fiscala) as well as a tax refund form (formular de restituire TVA),
- The total value of your purchases is higher than 250 Lei (approx. $80 US),
- Your purchases were made 90 days or less before your date of departure from Romania,
- You have the original receipts and store identified VAT Refund forms validated by the Customs Office (Birou Vamal).
All refunds will be made in Romanian currency “Lei”