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FTA announces World’s First Paperless Tax Refund experience for Tourists
Dubai September 14, 2022:
The UAE’s Federal Tax Authority (FTA) announced the world’s first paperless tax refund scheme for tourists.
Khalid Ali Al Bustani, Director General of FTA, said the system has been linked with the retailers hence all the receipts will be generated electronically and tourists will not have to carry paper receipts of their purchases for claiming VAT refunds. UAE is the first country in the world to achieve this milestone.
The tourists need to spend a minimum of AED 250 to claim a VAT refund. In addition, there are a number of kiosks placed at various locations in the country for tourists to claim a refund.