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Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 15 December 2018

VAT in UAE: This is what your receipt should look like

Federal Tax Authority clarifies what should be displayed in your receipt

VAT came into effect in the UAE on January 1. Reem Mohammed / The National
VAT came into effect in the UAE on January 1. Reem Mohammed / The National

UAE's Federal Tax Authority has released an example of a receipt from a business registered for value added tax.

The FTA said that four items on the receipt should be clearly marked:

  1. Tax receipt displayed
  2. Tax registration number
  3. Price that includes VAT
  4. Amount of VAT added
Ramon Penas / The National
Ramon Penas / The National

In a brief statement the FTA called on consumers "to review tax invoices as businesses can’t charge VAT if they were not registered".

VAT in the UAE came into effect on January 1, 2018.

Here's a handy list of items that are being charged and those that are not:

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