You can claim VAT refund when the input VAT is greater than output VAT. We are offering guaranteed VAT refund services in UAE, KSA, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman, and UK . Moreover, the Output tax is the tax imposed on sales of a business whereas the input tax is the tax collected on purchases, expenses, and imports of businesses.

Options for VAT Refund

The taxpayer has the following two options in treating the excess input VAT commonly known as VAT refund:

        • The taxpayer will be eligible to request a VAT refund
        • If he does not wish to request a refund of the excess input VAT, the excess recoverable tax will be carried forward to subsequent tax periods and can be used to offset against the payable tax and/or penalties, or he can apply for a refund later at any point in time

Implications of VAT Refund in GCC

Foreign businesses that have incurred VAT in the GCC VAT Implementing States (UAE, KSA, and Bahrain) should assess their eligibility to claim the refund. 

Where foreign businesses are eligible for a VAT refund, the refund application should be prepared along with prescribed supporting documents for submission with the tax authority of the State within a set deadline.

While tax authorities (such as KSA tax authority) has not yet provided detailed guidance on the refund mechanism, businesses should take steps to preserve their entitlement for a refund of VAT incurred during the year by way of filing a formal application within the set timeline.

How BMS Auditing can help in recovering the VAT?

When you choose BMS Auditing, you will be joining a diverse list of businesses from various sectors who have greatly benefited from our efficient services. Your information will be completely secure with us and we will help you in every step of the way.

We are covering all the subjects related to VAT. We are providing the best VAT services and helping businesses to avoid VAT fines and penalties by guiding them in the right direction. Our VAT services consists of VAT registrationVAT return filingVAT accountingVAT audit, VAT refund and VAT Deregistration. We have professional and highly experienced VAT specialists who ensure VAT compliance by providing best VAT refund services.

Tax legislation and tax authorities will keep evolving and this, in turn, will also change the way the taxes are being managed by the corporates. In short, tax is an area which needs to be considered before making any key business decisions to ensure the corporate remains compliant and avoids undue penalties/liabilities or loss of reputation.


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