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Simple, fast, Duty Refunds

Getting your customs duty back on a returned purchase has never been so easy.

See how much you could get back today.

Initiate your refund

Purchase details

Let us know details about the item

Claim authorisation

Confirm your details

Supporting documents

Supply documents as proof

Refund tracker

Track where you are in the process
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Time-saving for international shoppers

UK shoppers come to us because they want to avoid the hassle of filling out endless forms and chasing customs invoices.

It doesn’t matter if you’ve returned motorcycle boots to Malta or an oil painting to Panama. You’ve paid the customs duty, and you should get a refund on that duty. Let us handle HMRC.

We make customs duty easy

Returning unwanted products should be a hassle-free process, no matter where you are. We simplify that process, and save you the time of having to deal with HMRC.

If you’re thinking of returning an item abroad, or you have already, we can help you get your customs duty refund.

How it works

How it works: Step 1

Answer a few questions

We’ll ask you for some basic information about your international item return, like how much it cost and what courier you used.

Meet your claim handler

We’ll pair you with a real person who will do all the heavy lifting with HMRC. They’ll ask you to sign a letter giving Duty Refunds permission to work on your behalf.
How it works: Step 2
How it works: Step 3

Get your refund

We prepare and submit the paperwork and your money goes straight into your account — usually in about 4 weeks1.

Trusted to make customs duty easy and simple

Don’t just take our word for it, people across the UK are delighted with our help. Here’s the difference we’ve made so far:

4.8* TrustPilot rating

Hundreds of claims processed

Average refund £2502


Got any questions for us? We’d love to hear from you. You can get in touch with us by email on or via our live chat.
Can I get my customs duty refunded?
If you’ve returned an item to a retailer abroad worth over £135, then most likely yes! There are a few caveats though. Certain items like alcohol and tobacco aren’t eligible.

And there are time limits too.

If you returned the item because it was damaged or defective, it can’t have first entered the UK more than 365 days ago. And if you returned the item because you didn’t want it anymore, it can’t have entered the UK more than 90 days ago.
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Who are Duty Refunds?
1 Most claims take 4 weeks to process from customer submission of proof of return to refund granted by HMRC. Average time is based on all Duty Refunds claims from December 2021 to July 2022. Any delay in the customer submitting valid documentation may elongate this timeline. Delays from HMRC are possible. Customers will be kept up to date on the expected timeline throughout the claims process.

2 Average refund value based on total amount owed to Duty Refunds customers from HMRC December 2021-July 2022. Customers are charged a flat rate 15% service fee based on the total amount owed from HMRC.