1. How Do You Shop Tax-Free?
Just show your passport at the check-out counter, and sign the purchase proof document.
2. Who Can Shop Tax-Free?
Visitors with a temporary stay status are eligible for tax-free shopping. So this means:
● Japanese citizens are not eligible.
● Not eligible if you are working in Japan.
● Not eligible if staying in Japan more than six months.
4. How Much Can I Save?
Japan's consumption tax rate is presently 8 percent. The tax is applied to essentially all domestic transactions (with some exceptions). The tax-free program exempts tourists from paying this tax, so you basically save 8 percent.