VAT Services We Offer:

Our special VAT consultancy services in UAE involves providing an understanding of the Tax Laws and Executive Regulations, understanding your business model and evaluation of VAT’s impact on your business, providing inputs using VAT compliant software, exclusive VAT bookkeeping assistance, helping you to prepare and execute all VAT related communication to your trade partners and providing strategic inputs for conducting your business in the post-VAT age.


Mandatory Registration:

If a person is resident in the UAE or any other GCC state that has implemented VAT in accordance with the Common VAT Agreement of the States of the Gulf Cooperation Council, the person is required to register for VAT if: the total value of their taxable supplies and imports made within the UAE exceeds the Mandatory Registration Threshold of AED 375,000 over the previous 12-month period; or  the person anticipates that the total value of their taxable supplies or imports will exceed AED 375,000 in the next 30 days. If the person is not a resident in any GCC country that has implemented VAT, they may be required to register for VAT if the person makes any taxable supplies or imports in the UAE, unless there is another person in the UAE who is responsible for accounting for VAT on such activities.

Voluntary Registration:

The Voluntary Registration Threshold shall be AED 187,500 (one hundred and eighty-seven thousand five hundred dirhams). A Person may not register voluntarily unless he satisfies the Authority that he is carrying on a Business in the State. For the purpose of voluntary registration, the phrase “Taxable Expenses” means expenses which are subject to the standard rate and which are incurred in the State by a Person who has a Place of Residence in the State.

A taxable person must notify the FTA of the requirement to deregister within 20 business days from the end of the month in which any of the following occurs

the taxable person ceases making taxable supplies; or the value of the taxable person’s taxable supplies in the preceding  2 calendar months is less than the Voluntary Registration Threshold.

The FTA will deregister the taxable person if they are satisfied that: the taxable person no longer makes taxable supplies and does not intend to make any taxable supplies in the next 12 months; or  the value of the taxable person’s taxable supplies or taxable expenses over the previous 12 month period is less than the Voluntary Registration Threshold and the taxable person does not anticipate making taxable supplies or incur taxable expenses in excess of the Voluntary Registration Threshold in the next 30 days

ITC is providing VAT return review & filing services in UAE on monthly and quarterly basis, as per the dates mentioned on the company’s VAT certificate. VAT return filing is mandatory for all the registrant persons and businesses in UAE. They should file VAT returns with the Federal Tax Authority (FTA) on a monthly or quarterly basis. VAT Returns must be filed within 28 days from the end of the tax period which mentioned on the VAT Application or VAT Certificate. All the Taxpayers will file their VAT returns using the e-services portal on FTA website.

VAT is a complex tax affecting every aspect of your business in the UAE and the worldwide market. As a self-assessing tax, it is the responsibility of the taxpayer to ensure they are accounting for the right amount of tax and at the right time. FTA carry out VAT inspections or audits at varying intervals. If they identify errors, the company shall be subjected to penal provisions including levy of tax, interest, and fines. The main purpose of a VAT Health Check is to ensure that the business you are handling of VAT is in line with current FTA VAT laws and regulations.

VAT Health Check includes the following:

  • Assess your in-house accounting records; documentation; VAT records.
  • Review of your filed returns to identify any grey areas where in you are perpetually making errors.
  • Confirm that all your VAT returns are filed correctly and properly in relation to your business income and allowable expenses.
  • Check if the returned figures as per VAT documents match with the financial records
  • Analyse if you are making use of the VAT laws in getting proper credits or refunds for your business and if the same are claimed in the returns.
  • Review of accounts and records maintenance and audit your VAT files.
  • Confirm that all your registration documents are in compatible with the FTA requirements and if all of them are replaced or renewed whenever it is due.
  • VAT Health Check helps to determine the best scheme suited for your type of business for VAT accounting.

Recovering Value-Added Tax (VAT) is a crucial part of an effective indirect tax strategy. However, learning how to claim a VAT refund in UAE for your business is sometimes difficult and long delays are common. Taxpayers must not only know the cases when they have the right to demand a tax refund, but they also need to understand how they can get prepared to obtain the requested VAT tax refunds within a short timeframe.

Reconsideration is the way to approach authority if you are not satisfied with the penalty decision issued by the authority. It is a request application that can be submitted by a Registrant/Non-registrant or tax agent after preparing a proper case study that produces evidence justifying the reason. Any business or person who received a penalty from FTA can apply for VAT reconsideration in UAE within 40 business days after receiving the penalty. The authority will review the decision and might waive off the penalties if the business proves the case by UAE VAT reconsideration.


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