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No VAT on donations, grants, sponsorships: FTA

The Federal Tax Authority, FTA, has clarified that donations, grants and sponsorships are outside the scope of Value Added Tax, VAT, only when no benefit is received in return. Any benefit in return for such payments will be subject to VAT, the authority said. The authority had issued a new clarification on VAT treatment for […]

FTA issues guidelines for foreign businesses’ VAT refund in UAE

The foreign business must not have a place of establishment or fixed establishment in the UAE The Federal Tax Authority (FTA) has outlined four conditions that would allow foreign businesses to recover value-addded tax (VAT) incurred in the UAE. To be eligible for the VAT refund, the first condition is that foreign businesses must not […]

Introduction of Value Added Tax (VAT) in the UAE

VAT in the UAE: where are we today? The UAE is introducing VAT from 1 January 2018 onwards, and has now issued the Federal VAT Law (published 27 August 2017) establishing the domestic rules applying for VAT in the UAE. This adds to the Unified VAT Agreement for the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) signed by […]