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VAT Refund of Goods and Services for EXPO 2020
Page last updated:: Thursday, February 17, 2022
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  • Type

    Refunds

  • Service Category

    From Government to Business, From Government to Government

  • Service Channels

  • Obligation to Sign-up

    Not applicable.

  • Categories of Customers

    Official Participants in EXPO 2020 Dubai that are not registered for VAT in the UAE.

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VAT Refund of Goods and Services for EXPO 2020
  • Service Description
    Through this service, the FTA refunds VAT paid on goods and services connected with EXPO 2020 Dubai to the Official Participants in EXPO 2020 Dubai.
  • Channels and working hours
    EXPO 2020 Dubai’s One Stop Shop Office through the EXPO portal:
    24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Service Fees Details
    Free
  • Estimated Time to Submit Application
    10 Minutes.
  • Estimated Time to Complete Application by the FTA
    30 business days from the date the completed application was received from the One Stop Shop Office in EXPO 2020 Dubai.
  • Required Documents and Forms
    • EXPO 2020 Dubai License.
    • IBAN letter for the active domestic bank account.
    • Tax invoices related to the goods and services related to EXPO 2020 Dubai.
    • In case of importing goods directly related to EXPO 2020 Dubai for non-commercial purposes, supporting documents shall be provided, such as, customs declaration and proof that VAT was paid. In case VAT was paid by a freight forwarder, in addition to the previous supporting documents, the statement issued to the Official Participant by the freight forwarder which is treated as a tax invoice, shall be provided.
  • Procedures and Steps
    1. All tax invoices related to the goods and services purchased, as well as the required documents shall be prepared.
    2. Submit the above to the One Stop Shop.
  • FAQs

    1. What is the VAT treatment applicable on supplies in relation to non-Official Participants?

    The UAE VAT legislation and provision apply to both Official and Non-Official Participants. However, Official Participants may request a refund of the VAT incurred on goods and services connected with EXPO 2020 Dubai.

    2. Are Official Participants in EXPO 2020 Dubai that are not registered for VAT in the UAE entitled to request a refund of the VAT incurred on the import of goods?

    Yes. Official Participants in EXPO 2020 Dubai that are not registered for VAT in the UAE are entitled to request a refund of the VAT incurred on the import of goods connected with EXPO 2020 Dubai, subject to providing the required documents.

  • Relevant Publications
  • Terms & Conditions
    1. This service must not be used where the Official Participant is registered for VAT in the UAE.
    2. Where the Official Participant is registered for VAT in the UAE, it may recover the VAT incurred through the service for Refund of Excess Payments, which can be accessed by clicking here.

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