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B&S Central Store - Tax Free Retail at the Base
Whether you shop for a good price, quality, convenience or a speci c item, all your needs will be met at the B&S Central Store duty-free Retail shop. The store is located in building H-604, which is near the swimming pool. At B&S Central Store you nd a wide range of tobacco, spirits, wines, beers, soft drinks, perfumes, cosmetics, jewelry, watches and much more. Last year, B&S Central Store opened the ‘The Bean’ coffee corner where visitors can sit down, relax and enjoy their own cup of coffee. The ration goods section offers a comprehensive range of tobacco, cigars and spirits. These goods may be purchased by presenting the valid JFC ID card with blue sticker plus the ration card. Issued by the National Support Units or a temporary ration card issued by the pass and permits office.
Please note that Dutch civilian staff members are not allowed purchasing any ration goods due to Dutch tax regulations. In case you’re interested in goods which are not offered in the store you can take advantage of the B&S Order Service. Please send your request to: firstname.lastname@example.org and the B&S team will do its best to suit all your needs → Apple items, tyres, furniture and many more.
Throughout the year B&S Central Store organizes events for its visitors. Every Thursday one of the newest items can be tasted during
the “Tasty Thursday” event. Every Thursday from 12.00 – 18.00. B&S Central Store sends out a Special Offer mailing every two
In order to receive the Special Offer mailing, please sign up for the digital mailings via www.bs-centralstore.com. In case you would like to receive more information, please visit the B&S team next to the barbershop & library or call ext. 4027.
Tax Free Shopping “Downtown”
As well as shopping tax-free on base, you can also go “downtown”. This tax scheme allows all HQ JFCBS staff members, except for Dutch nationals, to buy an extensive range of goods from licensed local traders free of value-added tax (BTW).
The scheme covers a wide range of goods, the only government imposed exclusions being:
• Food, drink and tobacco goods. All of these can be bought tax-free at the B&S Central Store- Tax free retail shop.
• Any single item less than 46 Euro, including VAT. This is a limit imposed by the Netherlands government.
• Items designed to be permanently attached to immovable property i.e xtures and ttings.
Car servicing (car parts are tax-free, if item exceeds 46 Euro). To participate in the scheme, local traders have to possess a license.
The HQ JFCBS Support Group publishes a booklet, which lists all licensed traders under at least 28 different headings. The booklet explains how the scheme works in more detail. Copies can be obtained from the Pass and Permits Of ce in building H-102. The of ce is open Monday through Friday for tax-free processing (VAT forms cost 3 Euro each). For more information, call HQ JFCBS ext. 2319.
Tax free Shopping EU Market:
The JFCBS 15-10 tax-free scheme allows entitled personnel to purchase, free of value-added tax (VAT/BTW), an extensive range of goods from traders within the EU community. The goods need to be delivered at the entitled person’s host nation address and the entitled person will need to have the good in possession at his address in the Netherlands throughout the 3 years or until the end of their tour at JFCBS.