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The JWC VAT Claims Office in the Jatta Magizine is the operator of this program. The VAT or Value Added Tax (or as most Norwegians know it: MOMS) is a 25% tax added to all purchases in Norway with the exception of food & books. Books are tax exempt.  The VAT Refund Program is in place for non-tax paying residents to receive their 25% tax back on some items purchased in Norway. This program is mandated by the SOFA agreement.  You may claim non-consumable items. This includes, but is not limited to: household goods, vehicle parts, clothing, toys, and electronics. You may NOT claim any consumable items. This includes, but is not limited to: food, beauty products, light bulbs, paper and service/labor fees. The basic idea is if you cannot PCS with it then you cannot claim it.  The average VAT claim is 3 to 6 months to be deposited into your personal Norwegian account. Contact JWC VAT Claims Office with questions. 

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