VAT in UAE

VAT or Value Added Tax is an indirect tax that is to be implemented from 1st January 2018 in UAE.. Announced through the Federal Decree – Law no. (8) of 2017 by the Ministry of Finance of UAE, the new VAT regulations state the implementation of a tax on goods and services for businesses and end consumers alike, with exemptions on a few goods and services. It is to be imposed on the supply and import of goods and services at each stage of distributions as well as production. The Executive Regulation accompanying the Federal Decree – Law no. (8) states the VAT law in detail and is now open for all to view online. There are two types of VAT registration in the UAE:
  • Mandatory Registration
  • The mandatory registration threshold will be AED 375,000
  • Voluntary Registration.
  • The voluntary registration threshold will be AED 187,500

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    VAT Registration

    VAT eligibility and registration process on the FTA website. VAT registration deadline and threshold limit for UAE businesses


    VAT Return

    What is VAT return? How to file VAT return in the UAE? Rules and guidelines to follow while filing VAT return on the FTA website


    VAT Refund

    What is VAT refund? How to claim VAT refund in UAE? Which supplies are eligible for VAT refund and which ones are not?


    VAT De-registration

    VAT De-registration eligibility and process on the FTA website. VAT De-registration deadline and threshold limit.