One of the most crucial parts of an effective tax strategy is knowing how to recover the VAT you’ve paid during the past tax year. Not only is it important to know if you have the right to apply for a VAT refund, you should be aware of the preparations involved so you can obtain it as soon as possible.
As per the recent FDI law update, 100% foreign ownership is allowed in mainland companies in certain sectors of the economy. The resolution allows 122 economic activities in which FDI is permitted.
According to financial experts in United Arab Emirates, Government regulatory authorities have amended or confirmed the filing deadlines for their annual filing notifications in their respective free zones.
JAFZA (the Jebel Ali Free Zone) has become the most recent Dubai jurisdiction to allow Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) Foundations as direct shareholders and/or incorporators in registered entities. This is a big step forward when it comes to business consolidation and growth.
The Federal Tax Authority (FTA) has introduced a VAT refund scheme in the United Arab Emirates for foreign businesses. With this scheme, all eligible non-United Arab Emirates established businesses will be able to submit the VAT refund requests for the calendar year 2019. However, the refund application needs to be made by 31st August 2020.