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VAT 2018-2019
TOP 10 VAT Mistakes in UAE
  • Reverse Charge is not correctly reported upon import of services
  • Exempt ≠ Zero-rated ≠ Out of scope (no VAT)
  • Insurance for dependents – related VAT can not be claimed (Dubai vs Abu Dhabi)
  • Capital assets scheme requirements are ignored
  • Application of non-official currency rates
  • Input VAT claimed against exempt supplies
  • Input VAT claimed on entertainment and non-business expenses
  • Non-compliant Tax Invoice and Tax Credit Note formats
  • Manual rounding of VAT return data due to the 5% check on the FTA portal
  • GCC rules – no GCC so far
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«Any Person conducting any Business must keep Accounting Records and Commercial Books of his Business…»
Federal Law No. (7) Article 2
This Person shall keep these records for period:
5 years after the end of the Tax Period to which they relate.
For a further period not exceeding 4 years.
For real estate: 15 years after the end of the tax period to which they relate.
Accounting records shall include the following:
  • Records of payments and receipts.
  • Purchases and sales.
  • Revenues and expenditures.
  • Balance sheet.
  • Profit and loss statement.
  • Records of wages and salaries.
  • Records of fixed assets.
  • Inventory records and statements (including quantities and values).
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