VAT in UAE: Let us know your experiences so far

We want to hear your VAT experiences, one week on from its introduction


Shoppers at Mall of the Emirates.

(Photo by Reem Mohammed/The National)

Reporter: Nick Webster

Section: NA
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Value added tax has now been in our lives for a week in the Emirates, and it is taking some getting used to.

Whether it is knowing when the extra 5 per cent should be charged and when it shouldn't, or making sure your bill is correct, both consumers and companies are having to embrace a new era when it comes to their finances.

The National wants to hear about your experiences so far - so please email us your feedback to

Feel free to attach copies of your receipts.


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