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VAT registered organisations can apply tax rates to their expenses in Zoho Expense. This section will give you a detailed overview about VAT in Zoho Expense. You will learn how to:

Enabling VAT

Before you can start using VAT features, you must first enable it in Zoho Expense. As soon as you enable it, you will be able to apply the tax type and the tax rate to your expenses. You can also gain insights into your taxable expenses by generating tax summaries.

To enable VAT for your organization in Zoho Expense,

Note: You can only add a new tax if you check Enable trade with contacts outside UAE.

Enabling VAT

Tax Types

After you enable VAT, you will be able to choose a Tax Type while creating your expenses.

The types of taxes are:

Tax Type Description
Domestic Expense Expenses that are incurred within UAE.
Within GCC Expenses that are incurred in GCC countries.
Outside the scope of VAT Expenses that do not belong to the above tax types.

Note: Mileage and Per Diem expenses will be considered as outside the scope of VAT by default.

VAT Types

Adding a New Tax

You can use the default Standard Rate and Zero Rate provided by Zoho Expense for the expenses incurred within UAE. When you incur an expense from other GCC countries, you have to abide by their tax rates. So, you can create a new tax rate.

Note: Newly created taxes can be associated only with expenses incurred in GCC countries other than the UAE.

Adding a new tax

Editing a Tax Rate

If you incur an expense from another country who have recently updated their tax laws, you would have to edit the existing tax rates in Zoho Expense. To edit a tax rate:

Note: The updated tax rate will reflect in the all transactions, where the tax has been applied, in the Zoho Finance Suite.

Editing a new tax

Deleting a Tax

If you’ve created a tax and later find it unnecessary, you can delete it. To delete a tax:

Note: You cannot delete the Standard Rate and the Zero Rate tax. Similarly, you will not be able to delete the taxes that you have created unless you delete all the expenses that have been associated with the created taxes.

Disabling VAT

You will not be able to disable VAT unless you delete all the existing VAT related expenses.

Now, the VAT features will be disabled in Zoho Expense. 

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