Starting from 1st January 2018, the UAE Government will be introducing Value Added Tax (VAT) at a standard rate of 5% applicable to most goods and services in the UAE. This tax is being introduced as part of the national strategy towards building a diversified and robust economy, and the continued provision of high quality services for the country’s citizens and residents. Virgin Mobile will comply with this Government mandate and from 1st January, the standard VAT rate of 5% will apply to our products and services. Further details will be made available in the coming weeks.
- What is VAT (Value Added Tax)?
VAT is an indirect tax that is being introduced by the UAE Government, which will be payable by both business and Individuals.
- Why is the UAE Government implementing VAT?
VAT is being introduced by the UAE Government as part of a national strategy towards building a diversified and robust economy, and to ensure the continued provision of high quality public services for the country’s citizens and residents.
- When will VAT come into effect and at what rates?
Starting from 1st January 2018, VAT will be effective at a standard rate of 5% on most goods and services, including telecommunication services.
- How will VAT apply to Virgin Mobile’s products and services?
VAT will apply to applicable products and services at a rate of 5%. For more details, please check our Legal Stuff.
- Is it compulsory to pay VAT?
Exceptions to VAT are only by law, and these are published by the Federal Tax Authority. For further details, please visit www.tax.gov.ae