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UAE National VAT Refund

United Arab Emirates (UAE) nationals are entitled to a refund of Value Added Tax (VAT) incurred on the construction of a new residence for own use. To claim this refund, applicants are required to submit a refund form to the Federal Tax Authority (FTA) via email along with supporting documentation. After you have completed the Refund Form is, please send the soft copy (signed version in PDF format) to the following email address along with the supporting documents homebuilders@tax.gov.ae.

Application should include the details of applicant and the property. After reviewing the application if find eligible, FTA will provide a reference number to the applicant. Moreover, additional information can be asked by FTA or a verification body appointed and authorized by FTA in order to perform the review of the documents submitted. Once, the final approval comes the eligible amount will be refunded to the applicant.

Construction of a building is a taxable supply under the UAE Vat Law. Hence, when a person constructs even a residential building, he has to pay tax for the expenses incurred during construction which includes building materials, contractor’s bill and many. Under the Vat Refund Scheme for UAE nationals the tax paid for constructing the new residence can be refunded with certain conditions. This VAT refund scheme  is beneficial to UAE Nationals in order to reduce their expenditure incurred on account of VAT paid while constructing new residence. 

It is always advisable to have a detailed verification of the eligible documents before proceeding for submitting the application. VAT Consultants from VATBOX will conduct a detailed review before proceeding for submitting your VAT Refund application. Do contact us.