UAE: VAT to be charged from 2018 onwards

UAE: VAT to be charged from 2018 onwards

VAT will become effective in United Arab Emirates from Jan 1st 2018 and other Gulf countries are likely to follow thereafter.

It is still undecided which goods and services will have VAT charged however some exemptions have been confirmed by Dubai’s Ministry of Finance. These include basic food items, healthcare, education, exports & domestic transport.

Cash Back is in close contact with the Ministry of Finance regarding the all-important area of refunds for both foreign businesses and tourists to the Region.