[Tagging] Feature Proposal - RFC - Tax free shopping

Martin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Sat Jan 4 21:49:18 UTC 2020

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> On 4. Jan 2020, at 19:49, Hauke Stieler <mail at hauke-stieler.de> wrote:
> Hi,
> you may noticed the discussion "Tag for 'tax free shopping'" on this
> mailing list. This is the proposal for the new "duty_free" tag.
> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/tax_free_shopping
> Basically the new tag has three values:
> * yes:
> This shop does not collect taxes at all. This usually happens at
> airports in "duty-free stores".
> * refund:
> For shops outside an airport. Foreign travelers shopping in a shop with
> duty_free=refund can get an additional receipt which can be -- e.g.
> later at the airport -- exchanged so that the traveler gets the taxes back.
> * no:
> All customers of a shop with duty_free=no have to pay normal taxes.
> Feel free to comment :

actually tax collection and exemption are not specifically related to airports, although airports are a typical setting where duty free shops occur, there are also different places where you can find them, so this should be phrased more generically.

Cheers Martin 

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