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36 Vat FAQs


Ecommerce trade license and vat reg. necessary?

I have been planning of starting a small ecommerce website in uae, wondering if it is necessary to have a trade license and reg for vat? (especially when starting up and dont want to spend huge amounts on registration charges and all) i will be mainly operating it from outside the country and store

Posted 7 February, 2018

Emirates Post heads-up: Receiving a package now costs 10AED + VAT

So yesterday I went to the post office to collect 2 small packages from Aliexpress. Ended up paying 20+3 AED to receive them. When I asked, they informed me that all packages (even books!) are now charged 10AED + VAT each, apart from documents. I had to wait twice: first to claim the packages, secon

Posted 7 February, 2018

Driving license late renewal fees?

Hey everyone, does anyone know how much do you pay for each late month after your driving license expire when you renew it ? My license expired 6 months ago and I was out of the country and I’m just wondering about the fees. Ps: I have RAK license. Update: went to RAK Police HQ today, payed

Posted 8 February, 2018

Global VAT Rates

This page is for reference purposes only. While updated periodically, it should not be construed as an authoritative list of all applicable VAT rates. Visitors are encouraged to contact representatives of the country or territory in question for official rates. Countries A - HCountries

Posted 8 February, 2018

Stores are using VAT as an excuse to hike prices? 3 days in and the new tax is already a mess

I just came back from Dubai Mall, and would like to report on some of my findings. Most shops have updated all their in-store prices instead of adding a tax price on the final bill. And in every case, the price increases are significantly more than 5%. This is very obvious in electronics stores, su

Posted 8 February, 2018

How much TAX would you pay back home?

Let's think positive for a few minutes. :) Me I would have to give roughly 50% of my income salary as tax. Then everything would have a 20% VAT (Except food at 5.5%). I would then pay around 2500 AED/year as housing tax. I remember my last year back home, I got a bonus that pushed me up a tax brac

Posted 8 February, 2018

Businesses/Companies that are absorbing the VAT

They are the heroes so I suggest we make a list and start supporting them. I'll start: McDonald's. The prices haven't changed at all. So i will continue to buy breakfast there. Ikea has not changed the prices either.

Posted 8 February, 2018