When taxpayers in the UAE discover after filing their VAT return that the input tax they have paid is higher than the output tax, they request a VAT refund. In contrast to output VAT, which is the amount collected from sales, input VAT is the sum that is paid to the vendor for purchases or expenses. A company must submit a VAT refund request to the Federal Tax Authority in order to claim the difference between the two since VAT refunds are not granted automatically.
When taxpayers in the UAE discover that the input tax they have paid exceeds the output tax on a VAT return, they can request a VAT refund after filing their VAT return. The FTA evaluates a refund request and makes a decision on it within at least 20 business days of the taxpayer submitting it. If the taxpayer's VAT claim is allowed or denied, they will be informed within this time limit. The FTA will inform the taxpayer of the extension of the deadline if the process takes more than 20 days.
In order to request for a VAT refund a tax registered entity needs to follow the below mentioned steps:
Obtaining a tax refund can be an extensive process that may require a lot of correspondence with the FTA. At Oxford Auditing we aim to assist our clients by liaising on behalf of them & help them in easing communication with the FTA. Having in our possession a team of qualified tax experts we are always ready to ensure the highest class of service to our clients.