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Frequently Asked Questions on VAT

Last updated on 17 August, 2018


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What are the VAT rates in the real estate sector?

Type of supply VAT rate
Sale and rent of commercial buildings (not residential buildings) 5%
First sale/rent of a residential building after completing its construction or conversion 0%
First sale of a charitable building 0%
Sale/rent of residential buildings subsequent to first supply Exempt
Hotels, motels, and serviced accommodation 5%
Bare land Exempt
Improved land (not bare) 5%
UAE citizen building own home 5%(recoverable)
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