Alkhaleej, 5 July 2023: The digital government of the UAE has set certain conditions and mechanisms that qualify tourists visiting the UAE to recover the value-added tax on their purchases upon leaving the country.
Tourists can get 85 per cent of the total amount of value-added tax that they paid, from which 4.80 dirhams are deducted as a fee for each “Tax Free” mark.
The conditions that qualify tourists to recover the value-added tax and the mechanism for claiming its refund include that the value cannot be refunded on any goods that are consumed in whole or in part in the country, and goods that the tourist does not take with him when leaving the country, and that the age of the tourist must not be less than 18 years.
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