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A Complete Solution for Your VAT-related Reporting and Filing.

Simplify VAT Returns Filing

We know. Your VAT returns can seem enigmatic. Well, we're here to figure them out, while you focus on what's more important: your business. Experience the ease of filing your VAT returns with Zoho Books — the FTA accredited software.

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Experience one of the most streamlined VAT filing process. Use Zoho Books to generate VAT reports and file your VAT returns.

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Challenges faced while filing VAT Returns

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Common Questions about VAT Filing

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    How do I submit my VAT Returns?

    Log in to the FTA e-services portal

    Go to the VAT tab.

    Open your VAT Returns.

    Fill in the appropriate details

    Include your sales and purchase transactions with:

    The net amount excluding VAT.

    The VAT amount.

    The system will calculate the tax payable or repayable.

    Review & submit

    Review all the information in the VAT Return and click Submit.

    Settle the payable VAT (if any)

    You can view any payable VAT and pay it (before the deadline) in the My Payments tab.

    Learn more about VAT Returns.

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    How can I pay my VAT Returns?

    There are three ways to pay your VAT Returns: with an e-Dirham card or credit card, with a bank transfer, or with eDebit.

    Pay via e-Dirham Card or Credit Card

    The e-Dirham payment gateway supports payments through an e-Dirham card or a credit card (Visa and MasterCard only).

    Charges for payment through e-Dirham card: AED 3 per transaction.

    Charges for payment through credit card: 2-3% of the total payment amount.

    Pay via Bank Transfer

    Each taxable person is provided with a unique identification number called a GIBAN, which can be used to make a bank transfer. Just add your GIBAN as a beneficiary in online banking and transfer the VAT due.

    Pay via eDebit

    Payment through eDebit involves approvals, so it takes some time to settle the payment. This option works only for taxable persons who have access to retail or corporate online banking with one of the following banks:

    Citibank (Retail)

    Commercial Bank of Dubai (Corporate or Retail)

    Dubai Islamic Bank (Retail)

    Emirates NBD (Corporate or Retail)

    First Abu Dhabi Bank (Corporate or Retail)

    Noor Bank (Retail)

    Standard Chartered (Corporate or Retail)

    Charges for using eDebit through the e-Dirham payment gateway: AED 10 per transaction.

    Learn more about VAT Payments.

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    What is the VAT Audit File?

    The VAT Audit File is required by the FTA at the time of audit. This file is generated for a specific time period in which you have created VAT transactions.

    During the audit, this file is used to ensure that all the transactions pertaining to VAT are correctly calculated and recorded.

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    What is the process for foreign businesses to claim tax refunds?

    Foreign businesses which are eligible for tax refunds can claim them by following the steps below:

    Download the form from the designated section on the FTA website.

    Complete the form:

    Fill in the required fields in the PDF form (handwritten forms are not accepted).

    Print the form and get the required signature and/or official stamp.

    Scan and email the soft copy of the signed PDF form to specialrefunds@tax.gov.ae

    File types can be PDF, JPG, PNG or JPEG.

    The total file size must not exceed 5 MB.

    You will receive an email notification as soon as the refund form is submitted successfully.

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