VAT Refund for Tourists in UAE to start in November


The Federal Tax Authority has announced VAT Refunds for tourists will begin from the month of November. FTA has appointed Planet, an international organization to be the Refund Operator for UAE. All the eligible tourists will be able to get an amount as a refund if they have shopped at the registered stores. All eligible retailers will be able to register for the Tax Refund Scheme from September 10. A Digital system for refund will be installed at designated spaces where tourists can claim their refund electronically, without any human involvement.