How will VAT be applied on properties in the UAE?
The Federal Tax Authority (FTA) has clarified that all owners of commercial buildings, developers, providers of services to the commercial or residential property sector should register before 31 December 2017 if their taxable supplies made and imports received exceed AED375,000 for the last 12 months.
Once registered, businesses need to ensure compliance with the tax obligations, such as displaying the words “Tax Invoice” and TRN on all invoices, submitting tax returns, paying tax, etc.
Here is an infographic that helps explaining VAT treatment of properties in the UAE:
Source: The Federal Tax Authority