Tourists in UAE wont get retrospective VAT refund

Per Khaleej Times report dated September 7, 2018
Tourists in the UAE are unlikely to get VAT refunds for purchases made before the refund scheme comes into effect from November 2018,
For complete article kindly visit link

VAT Refund for Tourists to start in November

Per Khaleej Times report on 5th September, 2018
The UAE’s Federal Tax Authority has appointed Planet as its exclusive tax refund operator for the Tourist Refund Scheme which will be rolled out in November 2018.
Designated spaces will be provided where tourists can easily reclaim taxes through an electronic system, without any human involvement. The digital system determines the taxes that are eligible for a refund and then reimburses tourists.
For complete article kindly visit link


Refer link for list of Designated Zones in UAE for purpose of UAE VAT per Cabinet Decision No 59 of 2017 on Designated Zones.