The easiest way to get a tax refund on UK shopping

We believe that getting a tax refund should be easy, fast and transparent. If you don’t live in the EU and are visiting the UK, our app is the easiest way to get tax back on your shopping. Just take photos of your receipts, confirm your refund in the airport and get your money back.

We’ve already refunded travellers from 63 countries on over £4,000,000 of shopping. We charge one transparent fee, so our customers receive 15-25% more money back compared to getting a refund in-store.

*Manage the refund from your phone*

- Simply take photos of your receipts that are £250 or less
- Get the most possible refund by adding all receipts above £1
- Enter your details just once – no more filling out forms in every shop

*All refunds guaranteed*

- Most refunds are paid within 10 days of leaving the UK
- No transfer fee if you choose Alipay, WeChat Pay or UK bank transfer
- We support 45 currencies, powered by TransferWise (regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority in the UK)
*Swift airport experience*
- Step-by-step airport guide
- One simple check of your refund form and items
- Book a VIP appointment to skip the queue

Our caring team will be there throughout your entire journey to help with your refund in English and Chinese. Welcome to the future of tax refunds!

*What our customers say*

- “Greatest invention for shopping.”
- “Really first rate service. I'd recommend this to all who intend to save tax on big spending.”
- “This is what VAT refund should look like in 2018. Minimal queuing, literally money in the bank with a few taps.”

What’s New

Version 4.2.1

In this version we’ve made some small bug fixes and improvements in the background.

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

kkarrr ,

Fast, simple, works for all purchases

Using wevat to get a refund for all my purchases made on a recent trip to England was remarkably simple. I just saved receipts from all my major purchases that has a VAT (no need to get any form from stores or anything). Then entered them all into the app towards the end of my trip. Then thy generate a form for you that you turn in at the airport and WeVat will TransferWise you your refund. Not that I need more excuses to shop, but with the Vat tax at 20 percent it’s sort of like shopping everything on sale!

Developer Response ,

Thank you for your review! Very glad that you found our service simple and easy. There’s still a lot we want to improve, so next time you visit it’ll be even easier :)

synnysgn ,

Excellent customer service throughout tax refund process

1) Seamless in-app customer support throughout the tax refund process. Extremely responsive whenever you highlight an issue / roadblock
2) Fees seemed steep at first glance but was actually slightly under competitors (e.g. Travelex) and I probably picked it up since it was pretty transparently disclosed in the customs refund form

Developer Response ,

Thank you for the feedback! We are working on making our fee even more transparent, as well as adding a comparison to competitors. Hope you use our app again next time you visit! 😊

drebaba9ja ,


Am very skeptical in apps like this but decided to give it a try for my recent trip to UK all I did was keep the receipts of all my purchase and upload it on the app and they put me through on the next thing to do and the rest is history. Is stress free guys give it a try.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for the review and trying out our service! Hope you had a pleasant stay in the UK and will use us again in the future 😄


Vatcat Ltd
91.3 MB

Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, Simplified Chinese

Age Rating


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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