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Tax flash: VAT guide for charities

The UAE FTA has issued a new guide for charities.

The UAE Federal Tax Authority (FTA) has issued a new guide for charities.



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The guide (Charities Guide VATGCH1) seeks to:

  • Outlinethe characteristics required to be considered a Designated Charity for the purposes of the UAE VAT law, in addition to being listed in the relevant Cabinet Decision
  • Distinguish the benefits enjoyed by a Designated Charity from charities in general
  • Determine eligibility for VAT refunds
  • Explain the process of claiming VAT refunds

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