Electronic Tourist Refund Scheme (eTRS)
The Electronic Tourist Refund Scheme (eTRS) enables foreign tourists to claim the Goods & Services Tax (GST) that has been paid on their purchases in Singapore electronically. With a single credit card as the eTRS Token, tourists will be able to retrieve all purchases at one go when applying for their GST refund claims using the eTRS self-help kiosk at the airport. The retailer will issue an eTRS ticket to the tourist at the point of purchase. If the purchases were made using cash, the eTRS tickets can still be used to apply for tax refund claims at the airport. Tourists must remember to collect the original receipt and eTRS ticket before leaving the store.
Benefits to tourists
• No forms to fill > Increased convenience
• Paperless > environmentally friendly
• Automatic transmission > Fast and easy verification process