Except as may be otherwise stated in the Agreement entered into, you will be responsible for determining whether taxes apply to the sale of your products on Amazon. Amazon is not responsible to collect, report, or remit any taxes arising on any of your transactions.
However, if a taxing authority requires us to pay any of your taxes, you will promptly reimburse Amazon for such amounts paid.
All prices published on the Amazon webpage must include the amount of any applicable VAT. You should consider the price for your products as inclusive of any VAT, customs duty, excise tax or other tax that you may be required to remit in connection with such sale.
If your products are shipped from outside of UAE, the recipient of the product may be required to pay, upon delivery, an amount related to assessed import VAT, and other import taxes or duties. Such taxes and duties are not collected by Amazon and are in addition to any sales proceeds.
The obligation to charge VAT only extends to persons who are registered or are required to register for VAT in UAE. If you have a requirement to register for VAT, then you will need to consider the requirement to charge VAT on your sales of goods and services to customers in the UAE. Both individuals and companies carrying on business activities must determine their requirement to be registered for VAT.
If you are VAT registered in the UAE and have received a VAT registration number issued by Federal Tax Authority (FTA), you can enter your information relating to VAT on the selling center, here.
As a domestic seller, under UAE VAT Laws, you may either be required to register mandatorily, or may do so voluntarily. If you are VAT registered, you should provide Amazon with your VAT number.
If the total value of your supplies and imports made within the UAE exceeds the mandatory registration threshold of AED 375,000 during the previous 12 months; or you anticipate that the total value of your supplies or imports will exceed AED 375,000 in the next 30 days, then you must register for VAT.
If you are not already registered for VAT in the UAE, then you must monitor the value of your sales and imports on an ongoing basis to understand whether they result in a requirement to register for UAE VAT.
Voluntary registration is an option available to businesses which do not have a turnover in excess of the Mandatory Registration Threshold but would still like to be registered for VAT.
You can voluntarily register for VAT in the UAE if:
The VAT registration application is a standalone process and you will be issued with a Tax Registration Number (VAT Number) that is different to the number obtained in relation to other taxes or for other business licensing purposes. This number must be used for the purposes of conducting your VAT related business activities only.
Yes. If you are a non-UAE resident selling goods that are located in the UAE to a UAE customer, then you will be required to register for VAT irrespective of the level of turnover from such sales.
A non-established business selling goods from the UAE shall be subject to a NIL VAT registration threshold. VAT registration will be effective from the date on which you started making sales in the UAE.
In the UAE, you can register online on the tax authority's website. Registering for UAE VAT may lead to a number of associated compliance requirements, including the requirement to file returns and to issue UAE Tax Invoices to your customers. Consult your tax advisor for more information.