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How can I benefit from the DTA?

For all customers residing in a non-European Union country or in a third country*, Precision Ski allows you to take advantage of the tax free sale. This process consists of deducting the value added tax (VAT) from the price of goods purchased in France.

*Third States: New Caledonia, French Polynesia, Wallis and Futuna, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, the French Southern and Arctic Territories, Saint Martin and Saint Barthélemy).

What is zero-rated tax?

The tax exemption is intended for all tourists residing in a non-EU country and passing through France. It consists of an exemption from VAT on the price of goods purchased in France.

Conditions to benefit from the tax rebate

In order to benefit from the tax exemption, you must meet several criteria:

  • be a resident of a non-EU country
  • be visiting France for a period of less than 6 months
  • be 16 years of age or older
  • bring back in person the goods purchased in France to your country of residence

Procedure to follow

At the time of purchase, the customer must ask for the export sales slip signed beforehand by Precision Ski.

When the customer leaves France, there are two possibilities:

  • Manual visa: the customer returns to Precision Ski his customs stamped slip

  • Electronic visa: the customer goes to a PABLO interactive terminal with his items, his identity card, his transport ticket and the export sales slip given by Precision Ski. The export operation is validated instantaneously and the customer does not have to send back his slip validated by customs.

Located close to a customs service, the PABLO kiosks allow travellers to electronically validate their purchases and the duty-free process.

Attention, you must follow this procedure before the end of the 3rd month following the month of purchase.


  • Article sold at retail

  • Tourist and non-commercial items

  • All services are excluded (tobacco, arms, ammunition, cultural property, petroleum products)

The customer may not exceed 15 units of the same item. In addition, purchases must be made on the same day from the same retailer. The total amount of the purchases including all taxes (all taxes included) must be more than 175 euros.


If, for any reason, you were unable to complete the formalities to benefit from the tax exemption before your departure, you can still obtain the exemption.

All you need to do is

  • or obtain a receipt from the customs services of your country of residence,

  • or to go to the French embassy with the tax exemption form and your goods.

The customer must apply to the customs department within 6 months from the date of purchase of the goods. Bring a copy of your identity document, a receipt issued by the customs service of your country of residence and a letter explaining the reasons for not complying with the formalities to benefit from the tax exemption.