In accordance with applicable regulations - contained in the Act of 11 March 2004. on tax on goods and services (Journal of Laws No. 54, item 535, as amended) - the right to receive a refund of the tax on goods and services paid when purchasing goods in Poland is granted only to travelers who are natural persons who do not have permanent residence in the territory of the Community. Therefore, the tax refund can only be made to a traveler residing in a third country.
The refund can be made if the traveler takes the purchased goods intact outside the Community no later than the last day of the third month following the month in which he made the purchase and the customs office confirmed the export of the goods on a personal document issued by the seller.
Confirmation of the export of goods outside the territory of the Community will not always be carried out by the Polish customs office. If the goods are exported outside the Community but through a border with a third country in a Member State other than Poland, the confirmation of the export will be made by the customs office in the Member State through which the goods were actually exported outside the Community.
The traveler may request a refund of the tax paid on the purchase of goods, if the amount of the total value of purchases, including VAT, resulting from a personal document issued by one seller, is a minimum of PLN 200. - Regulation of the Minister of Finance of 28 March 2011 on the minimum total value of purchases at which a traveler may request a refund of value added tax (Journal of Laws No. 68, item 362).
The necessary data that should be included in the document constituting the basis for refunding the tax on goods and services for travelers is specified in the Regulation of the Minister of Finance of March 28, 2011 on specifying the mark: a sign informing travelers about the possibility of buying goods at points of tax refund on goods and services, and a stamp confirming the export of goods outside the territory of the European Union, as well as the specification of the necessary data that should be included in the document being the basis for refunding the traveler's tax (Journal of Laws No. 68, item 361).
A receipt from the cash register issued by the seller should be attached to the document.
More details on the website: granica.gov.pl