Lyon Tax-Free Shopping | Reliable Customer-Focused VAT Detaxe App Updated

The newly updated app helps travelers visiting Lyon, France quickly and reliably claim a 13 percent VAT refund on purchases amounting to EUR100 and over. To date, Wevat is in use by individuals from 88 countries seeking a tax-free shopping experience when traveling throughout France.

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Travelers to Lyon are required to pay the standard VAT; however, non-EU residents are eligible for a refund on this surcharge. The recently updated Wevat app helps tourists instantly claim their refund when leaving the country without speaking with a customs agent for filing documentation. The app eliminates inconvenient lineups and complex document completions so tourists can instead process their refunds digitally.

The Wevat app reduces VAT claims to a three-step process that begins with a download from the Apple store or Google Play followed by user registration. Once users fill in their trip details they can begin using their app to accumulate purchase invoices for future VAT refunds.

Invoices are issued by store salesclerks and then uploaded into the user’s phone. The user then selects their preferred payment method – a choice between bank transfer, credit card refund, Alipay and WeChat Pay. Upon departure from the country, Wevat users can skip the claims forms process by scanning their app at a Wevat-supported checkout kiosk before proceeding on their way.

Refunds are available in 50 currencies and can be monitored using the app’s refund tracker feature. Users are charged a one-time service fee and no foreign exchange fees. Multilingual 24/7 customer support is also available.

Wevat founder and CEO Raphael Chow, named one of Forbes’ 30 under 30 in 2021, cut his teeth in finance as a strategy consultant for Deloitte. In 2016 he conceptualized and launched his revolutionary tax refund app, transforming a once complex and time-consuming endeavor into a simple, one-tap task.

A Wevat user says, “This app is convenient, reliable and simple to use. I don’t have to worry about a bunch of documents, or lineups, or anything because everything is combined into one digital format.”

With updated features designed to make it even easier for tourists from any country visiting Lyon to claim their VAT refund, the Wevat app helps travelers spend more time enjoying their vacation and less time worrying about detaxe obligations.

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