VAT is a transaction-based indirect tax which is levied at each step of the supply chain. End consumers generally bear the VAT cost while registered businesses collect and account for the tax, in a way acting as a tax collector on behalf of the Federal Tax Authority.
VAT is used in more than 180 countries around the world. All OECD countries except for the US have VAT (or a variation). While it feels exactly the same as a general sales tax to end-consumers, VAT is a more sophisticated tax and overcomes many challenges that affect the general sales tax.
To find out more, explore each of the links below
Please follow this link to find out more about your VAT registration obligations
Understand the potential obligations you or your business may have in respect of VAT
You can request for a VAT refund if you meet the criteria specified for any of the refund categories. Refer to the link to understand the conditions and requirements for claiming refunds
Refer to the reference material to understand how VAT impacts your business
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