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VAT Return Filing in UAE: A Detailed Guide

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VAT Return Filing in UAE: A Detailed Guide

What is VAT Return?

The VAT (Value Added Tax) return is the summary of all the purchases and supplies (goods or services) made by VAT-registered businesses/taxable individuals for a particular tax period. This summary, including the details of the tax imposed at every stage of sale/purchase, reflects the tax liability of the taxable persons – which is to be submitted to the Federal Tax Authority (FTA).

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VAT Filing in UAE – The Complete Procedure


  1. Open E-Services Portal

Firstly, go to the FTA e-services portal. Log in with your VAT account’s credentials to access the dashboard which will show the basic details of your tax registration, currently active and associated with the FTA.


  1. Click VAT Tab

In the navigation bar (placed on the uppermost part of the screen), click the VAT tab and from the dropdown menu, select ‘VAT 201 – VAT Returns’. Now, click on the ‘VAT 201 – New VAT Return’ to start the procedure.


  1. Enter Information

Here, a few details of the taxable person like name, tax registration number, etc. will have to be filled in.


  1. Mentioning VAT Sales and Expenses

For the current tax period, all the relevant details of VAT sales and expenses – like the zero-rated supplies, exempt supplies, etc. – have to be submitted. Also, all the expenses bearing the current VAT rate of 5% are to be submitted.


  1. Due Net VAT Calculations

The taxable person’s net VAT due calculations have to be shown here. For the due amount that is higher than the recoverable amount, the tax authority is to be paid. If vice versa, a VAT refund can be claimed.


  1. Declaration

Through the ‘Declaration and Authorized Signatory’ portion, you declare the accuracy and correctness of all the information provided to the Federal Tax Authority.

Through the above-mentioned process, you/your expert tax consultant can carry out the VAT filing in UAE.

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