Business can apply for VAT refund when the input tax is greater than the output tax on a VAT return, the business can request a VAT refund after filing their VAT return.
When a business submits a claim for refund, the FTA will process and review the application within 20 business days of submission. The business will be notified regarding the FTA’s decision to accept or reject the claim. If the process exceeds the timeline of 20 days, the FTA will notify the taxpayer regarding the extension of the deadline
Special VAT refund procedure
There are special VAT refund procedures for business visitors, and UAE nationals involved in the construction of new residential buildings.
UAE nationals building new residences need not set up an e-Services account to submit a refund claim. They can use the refund form downloaded from the FTA website to claim a refund.
The person claiming the refund must be a UAE national, and they should provide supporting documentation showing their national status, such as a family book or passport.
This scheme enabled eligible tourists to request refunds on VAT (Valued Added Tax) for the purchases during their stay in the country. The process is possible through an integrated electronic system which was introduced following the UAE’s implementation of a 5% VAT charge on purchases. Additionally, only retailers that are registered in the “Tax Refund for Tourists Scheme” and connected to the system are eligible for refunds.
Our team of expert ensure that business have met all of the requirements for receiving a VAT refund, such as submitting proper and complete documentation and responding to any queries from the Federal Tax Authority Promptly.
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