UAE: FTA sets Time Limit for Claiming Refund of VAT by Tourists

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Dubai August 8, 2022:

The Federal Tax Authority (FTA) issued Decision 4 of 2022 for ‘Setting the Time Limit for Claiming Refund of VAT by Tourists’. Following are the key points of the decision.

  • One year time limit has been set up for tourists to claim the refund of Value Added Tax through bank card or by cash, from the date of verification of the refund request.
  • If Tourist does not claim the VAT refund within one year, in such case operator of the Tax Refunds for Tourist Scheme has to deposit the unclaimed amount to FTA within 1 month from expiration of the time limit of 1 year.
  • This decision will be effective from 1st June 2022.

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