VAT Refunds

VAT Refunds for UAE Nationals Building New Residences in the UAE

If you are a UAE National building a new residence in the UAE, you are likely to incur VAT on your construction costs. You can follow the process outlined in our guide to file a refund claim with the FTA to recover the VAT costs.

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WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

The claim can be made only by a natural person who is a UAE national and a supporting documentation must be shown (i.e Family book).

WHAT IS REFUNDABLE?

Expenses must relate to a new building which is used as a residence of the applicant and his or her family.

HOW TO APPLY?

- Create an account on e-Services through eservices.tax.gov.ae

- Create a new taxable person account / special refunds

- Apply for New Residence VAT Refund

WHAT ARE THE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED WHEN COMPLETING THE REFUND FORM

• Copy of your Family Book

• Copy of your Emirates ID

• Document to proof building is occupied (for example: Water and electricity delivery bill)

• Construction contract and certificate of completion from the municipality

The refund Form must be sent to the FTA within 6 months from the date of completion of the newly built residence.

Refund requests with an expense certificate from the Emirates Development Bank will be processed according to an expedited procedure.

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