List of charities that may recover input vat

The UAE tax authorities have issued Cabinet Decision No.(55) of 2017 on Charities That May Recover Input Tax. The decision, which has retrospective effect from 1 January 2018, confirms that certain charities (as specified below) will be able to recover all the input tax paid by them, with the exception of tax excluded from recovery by virtue of the UAE Executive Regulations on VAT and tax paid for goods and services used for making exempt supplies.


1.Emirates Red Crescent Authority2.Zakat Fund
1.International Fund for Houbara Conservation11.Zayed House for Islamic Culture
2.The Mohamed Bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund12.Dar Zayed for family care
3.Emirates Foundation13.Emirates Heritage Club
4.Family Development Foundation14.Arab Evangelical Church
5.General Women’s Union15.Evangelical Church Center
6.Abu Dhabi Women’s Association16.St. Andrew’s Church (Anglican) )
7.Social care and Minors affairs foundation17.St. George Orthodox Church
8.Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation18.St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church
9.Zayed Higher Organization for Humanitarian Care and Special Needs19.St. Mary’s Catholic Church (Al Ain) )
10.The Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahayan Charitable & Humanitarian Foundation20.Make – A – Wish Foundation
1.International Institute for Tolerance22.Mohammad Omar Bin Haider Charity Establishment
2.Dubai Women Establishment23.Majid Al Futtaim Charity Foundation
3.The UAE Food Bank24.Tarahum Charity Foundation
4.Dubai Appreciation Award for Community Service25.Emaar Foundation
5.Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Library26.UAE Water Aid (Suqia)
6.Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation27.Holy Trinity Church – Chaplaincy ofDubai and Sharjah
7.Zayed Bin Mohammed Family Gathering28.Evangelical Church
8.Dubai Women’s Association29.St. Thomas Orthodox Cathedral
9.Al Jalila Cultural Center for Children30.Coptic Orthodox Parish Church
10.Dar Al Ber Society31.Mar Thoma Parish Church
11.Dubai Charity Association32.St. Francis Church
12.Beit Al Khair Society33.St. Mary’s Catholic Church
13.Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Humanitarian & Charity Establishment34.Church of Christ branch of Chaplaincy of Dubai and Sharjah
14.Al Maktoum Foundation35.Mor Ignatius Jacobite Syrian OrthodoxCathedral
15.Dubai Foundation For Women &Children36.Greek Orthodox Church
16.Easa Saleh Al Gurg Charity Foundation37.Guru Darbar Sikh Temple
17.Noor Dubai Foundation38.Guru Nanak Darbar Sikh Temple
18.The Emirates Airline Foundation39.Sindhi Ceremonial Centre
19.Dubai Cares40.Senses Residential and Day Care for Special Needs
20.Red Crescent – Dubai41.Al Jalila Foundation Supporting Education and Research in the MedicalFields
21.Al Barakah Charity Establishment42.Dubai International Holy Quran Award
1. Al Muntada Al Islami23.Russian Orthodox Church
2.Sharjah Social Empowerment Foundation24.Armenian Church
3.Sharjah Charity International25.Apostolic Church
4.The Big Heart Foundation26.Krci Filipino Miracle Life Church Sharjah
5.Emirates Association for Disabled Careand Rehabilitation27.Islamic Educational, Scientific andCultural Organization (ISESCO)
6.Family Development Foundation28.Ward Church
7.Union Church29.Christian Matrimony and Church
8.Sharjah Business Women Council30.St. Mary and Martyr Abu Sefein Church
9.Sharjah Entrepreneurship Center31.St. Gregorios Orthodox Church
10.Sharjah Center for Learning Disabilities32.St. Michael’s Church
11.IRTHI Project33.St Mary’s Knanaya Church
12.ENWAN Project34.Grace Evangelical Church
13.Sharjah Tatweer Forum35.St Martins Church
14.Quran & Sunnah Establishment36.St Mary’s Soonoro Church
15.Ruwad Establishment37.Sharjah Marthoma Church
16.NAMA Women Advancement Establishment38.St Philip Russian Orthodox Parish
17.Sharjah Cultural Awards39.St Gregory the Illuminator Armenian Orthodox Parish
18.Sharjah Award for Arab Culture -UNESCO Awards40.Virgin Mary & St Philopateer Coptic Orthodox Parish
19.Reyada Center41.Marthoma Parish Sharjah
20.Sajaya Young Ladies of Sharjah42.Sharjah City for Humanitarian Services
21.Poetry Houses – Culture43.Althiqa Club for Special Needs
22.Sharjah Worship Center
1.Human Appeal International (HAI)7.Sheikh Faisal Bin Sultan Al Qasimi Foundation for Charity
2.Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi Foundation8.Mabrat Zayed Bin Saqr Al Nahyan Charity
3.Patients Friends Committee9.Al Ihsan Charity Association
4.Mabrat Rashed Abdullah Al Nuaimi for Charity10.Um Al Moumineen Women Association
5.Coordination Board for Charitable Activities and Awqaf in Ajman11.Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi Center for Serving the Holy Quran
6.Al Ajmani Charity Foundation12.Ajman Awqaf Center
1.Saud bin Rashid Al Mualla Charitable and Humanitarian Establishment4.Sheikh Saud Bin Rashid Program for Youth Project Support
2.Rashid bin Ahmed Award for Holy Quran5.Women Association of Umm Al Quwain
3.Umm Al Quwain Charity Association
1.Al Nahda Women’s Association – RAK6.Emirates Association for SocialDevelopment
2.Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Charitable Educational Foundation7.Mohammed bin Saud Al Qasimi Program for Maintenance and Social Services in Ras Al Khaimah
3.Ras Al Khaimah Charity Association8.Saqr Foundation for Charity
4.RAK Institution for the Holy Quran and Its Sciences9.Aman Shelter for Women and Children
5.Abdullah Ali Al Sharhan Charitable Foundation10.Al Wafa’a Social Centre
1.Fujairah Welfare Association5.Fujairah Foundation for RegionDevelopment
2.Sunshine Foundation for Social Welfare6.Foundation of the Protected Seiji
3.The Board of Fujairah Mothers7.Youth Welfare Fund
4.The Board of Dibba Mothers8.Fujairah Foundation For Development


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