FAQs on Value Added Tax (VAT)

The following are the frequently asked questions on Value Added Tax (VAT) in the UAE.
If you are unable to find an answer to your specific query, please visit the website of the UAE Federal Tax Authority (FTA) at www.tax.gov.ae.

What is VAT?
When will VAT be implemented?
How should I register for VAT?
Is it possible to register for VAT as a tax group?
If a Company is registered with Customs does it still need to register with the FTA for VAT?
Do the VAT registration requirements apply to JAFZA companies?
As a customer, do we need to provide our ‘Tax Registration Number (TRN)’ to DP World?
How can I share my TRN with you?
What is the TRN of DP World UAE Region FZE?
What is the TRN of Jebel Ali Free Zone FZE?
What is a Designated Zone for VAT?
Will Jafza be a Designated Zone for VAT?
Are there special VAT rules for Designated Zones?
What will be the applicable VAT rates on DP World supplies?
Will VAT apply to the trade subscriptions of Dubai Trade?
Will VAT apply to tenancy contracts for commercial property?
Which Jafza services are taxable?
How will the VAT apply on lease contracts started before Jan 2018 and ending after Jan 2018?
Will there be a new tariff published by DPW in lieu of changes to VAT effective 2018?
Which DP World services are taxable?
Will DP World Invoice, Credit note and Receipt formats change to incorporate the VAT details?
Will the invoice format changes be applied to the EDI INVOICE message?
How can I get more information on VAT and how it applies to me?