Is it possible to get tax refund before departure, that is before having tickets to depart, during your stay.

The case is with Singapore.

  • Do you mean getting a tax refund at the point of purchase / purchasing tax free? Or going to somewhere in advance of your departure?
    – Gagravarr
    Commented Aug 9, 2015 at 8:10

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No, it's not possible (legally). Tax refunds are only available when departing Singapore via air or sea.

See Is it possible to get a tax refund on goods in Singapore when leaving by land? for a full discussion of the law, a potential workaround, and the risks involved.

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