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Tax free shopping: camera equipment?


I'm going to Taipei next week and want to buy some camera supplies (film, tripod, accessories).

Are the shops around camera street eligible for tax free shopping? Or is tax free shopping only for the department stores/fashion stores?

Many thanks!

You can find information

You can find information about VAT refunds for visitors to Taiwan at

This page mentions you can only get refunds for purchases from a "Tax Refund Shopping (TRS)-posted store". I am not sure if any of the shops in camera street are classified as such.