Value-added tax (VAT)
A tax of 14% is levied on all consumer goods and services, except some basic foodstuffs. Price tags generally include VAT (value-added tax), unless this amount is separately stated. Non-resident foreign passport holders can claim a VAT refund – two refund offices are located in the International Departures hall at OR Tambo International Airport. Present your purchases and tax invoices for inspection. See www.taxrefunds.co.za for full details.