I read a piece of good news on tax refund in Korea earlier this year. Tourists can claim their tax refund not only in Incheon Airport but also at downtown Seoul. Sounds good becos I can get the cash back for more shopping instead of getting the cash back at the airport. I do not have to use my SG dollars to change for more won, if I have used up all my won. However, I came to realise that it is still troublesome becos I still need to join the usual queue at the custom to show my purchases(usually I don't) and have the tax free form validated. Actually, I never thought of claiming tax refund until Emily gave me a 'knock' on my head ㅎㅎㅎ
I made my way to Myeongdong after checking out Farmer's Market. Claiming tax refund is such as a breeze after shopping in Myeongdong. Its important get your tax refund company right. Either the Global Blue Tax Free logo(Blue color) or the Global Tax Free logo(Orange color). There are two Global Blue tax refund counters in Myeongdong. One is inside this Woori Bank (Opposite Myeongdong Theater) and the other one is inside Lotte Department Store. Here's a link from KTO on the places you can claim your tax refund in Seoul.
|Yup. Opposite Myeongdong Theater.|
|Information from the tax free form.|