What is Tax Free Shopping?
The UAE Federal Tax Authority introduced a VAT of 5% in January 2018, and will launch Tax Free Shopping in Q4 2018.
Tax Free shopping is the purchasing of goods in the UAE which will be exported (subject to terms and conditions) whereby shoppers can obtain a refund on the VAT on these items, providing that they validate their purchases according to local rules.
Who is eligible?
“Overseas tourist” means any natural Person who is not resident in any of the Implementing States and who is not a crew member on a flight or aircraft leaving an Implementing State. Therefore under the current rules, GCC Nationals are eligible.
Simple to register at retailer
100% digital no paper form required
250 dirhams minimum spend
All fees are included and calculated at the point of sale and validation
What goods are eligible for Tax Free shopping?
Taxable goods except for:

• Goods that have been consumed, fully or partly, in the UAE or any Implementing State
• Motor vehicles, boats and aircraft
• Goods that are not accompanied by the Overseas Tourist at the time of leaving the Emirates.

How the system works

• A tourist can request a Tax Free purchase, and must present a valid passport
• The shop assistant captures tourist information using the Planet system
• The shop assistant then places the Tax Free tag on the back of the sales receipt
• A digital Tax Free form is then created
• The tourist must validate the transaction at the point of exit (e.g. at the airport)

For more information log in to: http://www.planetpayment.ae