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VAT Refund in Dubai

When your tax return has a greater input VAT than output VAT.  Meanwhile, you will be able to request, as a taxpayer, a refund of the excess amount with the help of Farahat & Co’s regulated tax agents in Dubai. Input VAT is a tax payable for items (goods and services) purchased by a business or taxable person in UAE. The output VAT, on the other hand, is collected tax on items sold by businesses or taxable persons in UAE.

Eligibility in obtaining VAT Refunds

Since the introduction of VAT in the UAE, the firm and its reputable team of tax specialists help clients eligible for VAT refunds which are as follows:

  • A taxable person or business entity that has paid an excess amount for VAT
  • Tourists or foreign businesses visiting the UAE
  • Foreign governments, military bodies, institutions, international organizations, and the like that have incurred VAT for any item that is supplied in UAE

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Tax Refunds for Businesses in UAE

A business that registered for VAT must apply for VAT refund within a calendar year following the end of the calendar year in which qualifying conditions have taken place.

Our team of VAT specialists in UAE assist in checking whether a business is qualified when conditions met.

Taxable persons in UAE are able to obtain tax refunds, most especially when any of the following applies:

  • When the tax payment of the taxable person or business exceeds the net amount of tax that is payable

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VAT Refunds for Tourists and Foreign Businesses

Non-residents that are visiting the UAE are able to claim refunds for VAT paid while in the country with the help of our experts. The firm has helped non-residents in reclaiming VAT, such as:

  • Taxable individuals that are residents of a GCC member state
  • A non-resident of a GCC member state that meets any of the following conditions that are listed below:
  • Must not have a supply of items (goods and/or services) that make it liable in paying VAT in UAE or any GCC member state during a tax period in which a VAT refund application relates
  • However, must VAT registered or registered for business in the country of domicile

Why Clients Choose Us


Our team of seasoned VAT professionals learn everything there is to know regarding the VAT activities of each client. Yes, this includes activities that have implemented regionally, nationally, and globally. On the other hand, our team helps ensure that all VAT refund claims in UAE are process as quickly as possible. Mean while, ensuring that a business receives full VAT refunds it entitled to. The process of our team is flexible in catering to the specific requirements of each client. Likewise, we assign a management team for every business to make sure that the individual needs of our clients are covered comprehensively.


We’re comprised of a professional and experienced team of VAT specialists. In short, the firm helps ensure that the business that trusts us gets assigned with a team which is well-versed with all the newest updates on UAE’s VAT legislation which constantly changes. Further, the firm schedules regular extensive training programs for its employees to make sure that all staff members are skilled and reliable in maximizing a business’ VAT refund entitlements.


We believe claimants for VAT refunds are entitled in getting regular feedback, as well as knowledge regarding their rebate positions for VAT. However, UAE VAT refund process can differ with regards to the duration of the time frame. This is why,  It is very important to have regular updates given by experts so you know exactly what to expect with VAT refund applications. With our team, you can also be sure that you will get practical and friendly advice.


similarly, our team helps ensure that the claims of our clients are all fully complaint to applicable requirements and regulations pertaining to VAT in UAE.


We know you have a lot of questions related to VAT refunds in UAE. Call us today to book a consultation!