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UAE: FTA calls on Expo 2020 participants to avail VAT refund scheme
UAE – October 12, 2021:
Expo 2020 Dubai welcomed 411,768 ticketed visits in its first 10 days since the start of the mega event
Meanwhile, the Federal Tax Authority (FTA) has called on official participants to avail the Value Added Tax (VAT) refund scheme for taxes paid on goods and services connected with Expo 2020 Dubai.
Khalid Ali Al Bustani, Director-General of the FTA, said that the FTA has been cooperating with all relevant authorities to prepare for a smooth implementation of the procedures for the refund of VAT paid on goods and services connected with Expo 2020 Dubai.
Al Bustani stated that the FTA provides a telephone service to facilitate and expedite VAT registration procedures for international participants. The service offers clear instructions and details about the registration requirements. The FTA also processes special VAT refund requests, submitted through the integrated platform office, dedicated to receiving and processing requests by participants not registered for VAT.
The FTA has issued a comprehensive guide for official participants in Expo 2020 Dubai, which addresses the categories of taxes that can be refunded.
- The first category is VAT incurred by official participants on goods and services in direct connection with the construction, installation, alteration, decoration, and dismantlement of exhibition space.
- The second category is the VAT incurred by the official participants on goods and services in direct connection with the works and activities of organizing and operating the official participant’s exhibition space, any presentations and events taking place within the Expo 2020 site.
View the Guide to claim your Refund of VAT Paid on Goods and Services Connected with Expo 2020 Dubai.