Alipay Group has announced which the item has partnered with Global Tax Free, a tax refund agency, to launch the globe’s first paperless mobile tax refund function in South Korea.
Alipay has consistently been at the forefront of innovation which supports mobile tax refund solutions globally.
In early 2017, Alipay initiated a real-time tax refund service in Europe which enabled users to instantly receive tax rebates in their Alipay accounts after scanning their Alipay QR code at airport tax counters.
The newly introduced tax refund service in South Korea further simplifies the process by enabling Chinese tourists to apply for and also also also claim tax rebates on their mobile phone
app, skipping in-city and also also also airport tax refund counters altogether.
After scanning their passports at self-service kiosks prior to leaving South Korea, Chinese tourists can process tax rebates and also also also immediately receive RMB refunds by using the Alipay mobile app to scan tax refund receipts within 0 days of purchasing.
“Since 2013, Alipay has continuously explored ways to expedite tax refunds for Chinese tourists to enhance the outbound travel experience.
“Alipay users can already receive tax refunds at more than 80 airports and also also also a growing number of in-city shops globally after processing at a tax counter,” said Danny Chung, general manager of Alipay Korea.
South Korea will be the globe’s most convenient destination for tourists to claim tax refunds and also also also approximately 10,000 merchants in South Korea support the GTF tax refund service.
The introduction of the mobile service will expedite the tax refund process in South Korea.
Alipay and also also also GTF have plans to expand the tax refund service to more merchants and also also also some other countries in Asia within the future.
“With This particular unique brand-new function, Alipay users can skip the queue and also also also process tax refunds on their mobiles, without filling out and also also also submitting any paper work.
“This particular will both save time and also also also make the item easier to claim refunds.
“We look forward to working with our partners and also also also leveraging our technological capabilities to bring more convenient tax refund solutions to outbound Alipay users,” added Chung.