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Sunday, August 09, 2009

Tax refund for flights from the Netherlands

The Netherlands removed their air passenger tax on 1 July 2009. If you bought a ticket before 1 July with contains a flight from the Netherlands for travel on or after 1 July, then you may be eligible for a refund. Note there was no tax charged for transits under 24 hours at Amsterdam.

The tax was €45 for longhaul and €11.25 for shorthaul.

If you paid the tax then you're entitled to claim a full refund from your airline or travel agent. Airlines should not be deducting a service fee to process the refund.

If you have a breakdown of taxes paid (eg on paper tickets these appear in a few lines near the bottom) look for the tax code KV.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Global Traveler,

I've been trying to figure out why the tax on my international flight from the United States to Germany is almost double the cost of the flight? Any ideas, oh wise travel blogger?