Special Refunds – Business Visitor VAT Refund Guide
Aneez Mohammed S.
Ref No: AMA/A/ANZ/2020/01
UAE VAT refund for foreign businesses
Reclaim window now open through AM Audit
Federal Tax Agency Number: 30000301
The reclaim window is now open for the non-United Arab Emirates (UAE) established businesses to submit Value Added Tax (VAT) refund requests to the Federal Tax Authority (FTA) for the calendar year 2019.
The FTA will only accept refund applications until 31 August 2020, meaning eligible businesses should assess whether they qualify for a refund and start calculating the amount of UAE VAT they can reclaim as soon as possible.
The User Guide of VAT refund for foreign businesses published by the FTA states that claims made by businesses established in the following countries will be eligible for consideration:
Isle of Man
United Kingdom (UK)
Contact us to know if your country listed under reciprocal agreement or not?
Scope of Work of AM Audit:
About the Applicant
Where is the Foreign Business established or incorporated?
Does the Foreign Business have a place of establishment or fixed establishment in the UAE?
Legal Name of the Foreign Business (English) :
Legal Name of the Foreign Business (Arabic) :
Address Line 1 :
Phone country code:
Business registration of the Applicant
Name of the competent authority in the country of establishment/ incorporation with which the Foreign Business is registered?
Scanned copy of the certificate of establishment / incorporation with the competent authority or any other similar documentary proof of incorporation (original or attested hard copies must also be provided)
Are you registered for VAT or similar consumption tax in your country of establishment / incorporation?
Name of the Tax Administration with which the Foreign Business is registered in the country of establishment / incorporation
Tax Registration Number with the above Tax Authority
Upload Tax Registration Certificate (original or attested hard copies must also be provided)
The address of the above Tax Authority
Address Line 1 :
Claiming back the VAT paid
Describe the reasons for incurring expenses in the UAE ?
Describe the activities undertaken in the UAE?
Total requested claim amount (AED) ?
Enter the date when the first expense had occurred under the above claim (dd/mm/yyyy)
Enter the date when the last expense had occurred under the above claim (dd/mm/yyyy)
Details of expenses
TRN of the Supplier
Total amount paid (AED)
VAT paid (AED)
VAT claimed (AED)
Letter or alternative evidence from your Tax Administration if you are undertaking any exempt or non-business activities
Applicant bank details
Branch name/ location of the bank
Account holder’s name
e-Dirham Account Number (if applicable)
Name (English – Name (Arabic)
Phone country code
Nationality as shown on Passport
Passport issuing country
Passport expiry date
Upload scan of Passport
Upload scan of Proof of Authority
All information in this form is correct.
I will enclose hard copies of all relevant invoices and other documents together with the printed copy of this form and the relevant reference number. I understand that if I fail to provide all relevant documents within one month of submitting this application, my application will be rejected.
I confirm that I did not engage in the supply of goods and services in the UAE during the period covered by this application unless the recipient of my supplies was required to account for the VAT on those supplies.
The applicant will repay the refund to the FTA if any conditions for the refund are not met.