Sales Tax Refund in the US

When traveling in Europe, foreigners that do not reside in Europe can apply for a sales tax refund on their purchases under certain conditions. However, the same courtesy, such as a Miami sales tax refund, doesn’t apply to foreigners in the US staying in lodging or other Miami accommodations. There is no Miami sales tax refund or other sales tax refund expect for in one state: Louisiana. Louisiana is the only state in the United States that offers tax free shopping. If you were hoping to get a Miami sales tax refund while you stay in your Miami accommodations, you will have to go to Louisiana to get it. The state of Louisiana offers a sales tax refund to international travelers that shop in their (nearly 900) tax free shops! However, you do not need to shop in Louisiana to feel you saved yourself money. You can find other ways, such as staying in Miami accommodations.