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Value Added Tax (VAT)

Value Added Tax or VAT is one of the most common types of consumption tax found around the world. Over 150 countries have implemented VAT. It includes the European Union (EU), UK, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, India, USA, and a host of countries. The implementation of VAT has caused a paradigm shift in the business dynamics of United Arab Emirates as well as across the region.

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VAT in the United Arab Emirates

Value Added Tax (VAT) is an indirect tax. It is a type of general consumption tax that is collected based on the value added at each stage of production or distribution/sales. It is usually implemented as a destination-based tax. It is also known as goods and services tax (GST) in some countries.

VAT registered businesses must report the amount of VAT they have charged and the amount of VAT they have paid on purchases and expenses to Federal Tax Authority (FTA).

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Impact of VAT on businesses

All businesses have to carefully record their business income, costs, assets, liabilities and associated VAT charges irrespective of the size of the operations.

Registered businesses and traders will charge VAT at the prevailing rate on all of their sale of goods and services (output tax) and incur VAT on goods/services that they buy from suppliers (input tax). The difference between these sums is considered as refundable tax or VAT payable to the government.

VAT reporting is done on a regular basis through filing of VAT returns monthly, quarterly, annually or for any other period that has been confirmed by FTA in VAT registration certificate of the business.

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Criteria for registering for VAT

A business must register for VAT if its taxable supplies and imports or taxable expenses exceeds AED 375,000 during last 12 months (Mandatory Registration).

It is optional for businesses whose taxable supplies and imports or taxable expenses exceed AED 187,500 but do not exceed AED 375,000 during last 12 months (Voluntary Registration).

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How Spectrum can help you?

Spectrum Auditing and Accountingis an end-to-end accounting and audit services company andis a registered Tax Agent from Federal Tax Agency, UAE, based in Dubai. We offer VAT Agency& Audit services in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Ras Al Khaimah, Fujairah, Ajman, Umm Al Quwaincovering the whole of UAE. We provide a comprehensive portfolio of services in everything related to Value Added Tax (VAT) from Tax Advisory Services, VAT Implementation Services,VAT Return Filing, VAT Compliance Review, TAX Consultancy Services and Tax Agent Services apart from Tax Audit Service.

Apart from the mandatory Value Added Tax (VAT), we also specialize in a spectrum of services which includes Accounting, Auditing, Economic Substance Regulations (ESR), Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A), Company Formation and Liquidation, Country by Country Reporting (CbCR), Business Advisory Services and other business services. Our magnitude of experience, competence and reputation makes us a distinctive world-class accounting service provider.

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VAT consultancy services in Dubai offer businesses guidance on the UAE Value Added Tax (VAT) compliance. These services can include assistance with VAT registration, preparation and filing of VAT returns, refund, deregistration, VAT planning, and audit support.

Any business (liable to register or registered voluntarily) that is liable to pay VAT and eligible to claim input in Dubai can benefit from VAT consultancy services.

The standard rate of VAT in all the Emirates of UAE (including Dubai) is 5%

A VAT consultancy can help your business to navigate the complexities of VAT compliance. They can guide you in understanding, implementing, and adhering to VAT regulations, ensuring compliance and minimizing risks.

Yes, many VAT consultancy service providers can provide support during a VAT audit. They can help in preparing the necessary documentation, represent your business during the audit process, and assist with any post-audit actions.

As per the Federal Tax Authority regulations as of 2021, VAT returns need to be filed quarterly based on the VAT periods as directed by the FTA. Generally, VAT returns need to be filed on or before the 28th day of the month following the relevant quarter.

Yes, a VAT consultancy can guide your business through the process of appealing a VAT decision or resolving a dispute with the tax authorities.

VAT consultancies are experienced in assessing businesses' tax practices. They can identify areas where you may be at risk for non-compliance and suggest corrective actions to mitigate these risks.

Yes, many VAT consultancies offer training services. They can provide in-depth training to your staff on VAT rules, regulations, and best practices for compliance.

Yes, VAT consultancies can guide international businesses through the process of complying with VAT regulations in Dubai. They can provide insights into local tax laws and assist with all aspects of VAT registration, reporting, and compliance.

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