Wevat Tax Refund 4+

Tax-free shopping made simple‪.‬


Designed for iPad

    • 3.8 • 31 Ratings
    • Free



The go-to shopping app for your next trip to France!

Welcome to the Wevat community - a group of people who love both travel and shopping! We've helped refund travellers from 88 countries more than €18 million on their shopping.

Wevat aims to make the tax-free shopping experience convenient, efficient and trustworthy for travellers with its revolutionary digital solution and customer- focused service. We believe getting tax back on your shopping should be simple and hassle-free, so you can spend your time and money on better things when you travel to France.

Why choose Wevat tax refund for your next trip to France?

-1. Hassle-free process

Take a picture of your purchase invoices, then simply generate and scan your barcode when you leave France. No more dealing with stamping and mailing multiple paper forms.

-2. More shopping options

No partner store restrictions — you can now shop tax free at any store that sells eligible items with valid invoices, all from your phone!

-3. Save more money

Compared with in-store VAT refund providers, Wevat gives you up to 23% more VAT back with a single, transparent service fee and no foreign exchanges fees.

-4. No minimum purchase spend

You just need to spend EUR 100 in total per trip, whereas traditional In-store tax refunds requires a minimum of EUR 100 per purchase.

-5. Refund the way you want

Wevat can refund you in over 50 currencies by bank transfer, PayPal, Alipay or WeChat Pay, all trackable through the app.

-6. Chat to us anytime throughout your trip

Our super-friendly, multilingual customer support team is available for you throughout your trip in France.

Follow us on Instagram (ID: Wevatapp) and Twitter(ID: WevatApp) for more VAT refund and travel information in France.

What’s New

Version 7.1.8

In this release we've squished some bugs and made some smaller UI improvements.

Stay safe and keep on Wevatting folks!!

Ratings and Reviews

3.8 out of 5
31 Ratings

31 Ratings

Billy Olympia Wa ,

Easy and fast

This app is a game changer. We travel to France once per year or so, and love shopping at both large department stores and small boutiques. Keeping track of our receipts and processing vat refunds at the airport is such a hassle. We’ve even skipped it altogether and missed out to avoid the experience.

Wevat made everything so much easier! It provided instructions on asking for receipts, was easy to follow, accepted and processed photos of receipts quickly, and was available to help when we needed it. It provides a barcode to scan at the airport’s Pablo kiosk, and processes your refund for you. No talking to an agent, no tearing our luggage apart to show our purchases, just scan and go. We’ll definitely be using Wevat again and again!

thecontessa ,

Misleading - US buyers avoid

I loved the general layout of the app but they’re concealing the truth from you. 1) You can’t currently get VAT back in Euros with their app if you have a US credit card (as you can with the global blue app). You’ll have to choose between paying a percentage to get refunded to PayPal or converting to $ back to your US bank account (because it only accepts Euro bank instructions). 2) They’ll make you wait until you’ve put you’re invoices in (at which point it’s too late to use any other program) to inform you of this AND this is when they’ll tell you the 3-5 days refund is actually up to 3 months now. 3) The program still lies and says global blue requires you to mail back forms, but that ended when they rolled out their own app. Now it’s just as easy and you don’t mail anything back after getting validated at the airport kiosk.

Long story short, clearly they are hiding the fact they are making $ on forced Euro to Dollar conversions which wiped away the financial higher percentage back incentive, Global Blue has an app program which eliminates the easier process incentive, and I got my $ back from my global blue purchase 3 days after my trip while I’m still waiting a month later for WeVat to hopefully come through - when being sold the reverse would be true is why I was persuaded to use this app to begin with.
It may work for UK people I don’t know, but US citizens you will NOT save $, avoid avoid avoid!!!!

Developer Response ,

Hi thecontessa, Wevat have serviced many customers in 88 different countries, so we are totally trustful. 1) For US customers you can chose Bank transfer or Paypal for receive your refund, it’s true you can only choose USD currency for your refund now but we still looking for more solutions for our US users, if you chose Paypal there have a little fee which is charged by the Paypal this is out of our control. 2) In order to use Wevat we need an invoice address to us this is the request from the French customs, for refund type there have 2 different refund type which you can choose on the app, Fast refund takes less than 7 days for you to receive the refund, Standard refund takes up to 3 months after your departure date, this is all written clearly on our app. 3) Wevat only has one flat service fee and has no hidden fee or make any profit from the currency conversions, for the refund we use the spot rate so it’s fair to our customers. Wevat works very well for all the users from all over the world and many users are from the US, but thanks for your feedback, we will make our service and the refund period more transparent so it’s very clear to our users.

nouveausoul ,

AMAZING, read all directions!

This was a LIFE SAVER when we were on our trip to France this month. Follow the directions closely and you’ll love the service. I really appreciate how quick the facture’s were approved; I had enough time to fix one before leaving the shopping center. When it came time to scan the barcode at the VAT refund space at CDG, it took 30seconds and I wasn’t fumbling with 15 packets of paper. Seamless! I will be using this service again when I’m in France later this year!

App Privacy

The developer, Vatcat, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Financial Info
  • Location
  • Contact Info
  • User Content
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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