VAT’s UP

FTA Achieves Over 3.44m Tourist Tax Refund Transactions in First 9 Months

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Dubai December 04 2023:

The Federal Tax Authority (FTA) has achieved a significant milestone in its tourist tax refund programme, with the total number of electronic transactions surpassing 15.43 million since the system’s implementation nearly five years ago, said Director-General of the FTA.

During the first nine months of the current year alone, over 3.44 million transactions were processed, reflecting the growing popularity of the programme among tourists.

Another noteworthy aspect is that the number of self-service tax refund kiosks available to tourists has increased to 87, up from 81 in September 2022. Additionally, the number of registered sales outlets connected to the digital system has reached 15,880 providing tourists with more options to claim their tax refunds.

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