Value Added Tax (VAT) was introduced in the UAE on 1 January 2018. The rate of VAT is 5 percent.
The implication of VAT on individuals
VAT, as a general consumption tax, will apply to the majority of transactions in goods and services. A limited number of exemptions may be granted.
As a result, the cost of living is likely to increase slightly, but this will vary depending on an individual's lifestyle and spending behaviour. If an individual spends mainly on those things which are relieved from VAT, he is unlikely to see any significant increase.
The government will include rules that require businesses to be clear about how much VAT an individual is required to pay for each transaction. Based on this information, individuals can decide whether to buy something.
Implication of VAT on businesses
Businesses will be responsible for carefully documenting their business income, costs and associated VAT charges.
Registered businesses and traders will charge VAT to all of their customers at the prevailing rate and incur VAT on goods/services that they buy from suppliers. The difference between these sums is reclaimed or paid to the government.
We can help & guide you with;
- VAT registration
- VAT return filing
- VAT Report generations on a monthly basis
- VAT related transactional advisory services
- Ensure that you comply with all VAT requisites
- Address industry specific VAT related queries