UAE implements reverse charge on B2B sales of Mobile phones and tablets

2 November 2023

To prevent VAT fraud, the United Arab Emirates has introduced a domestic reverse charge on supplies of mobile and smartphones, computer devices, computer tablets, and components for any of these devices. 

This new mechanism was introduced on 30 October 2023 and means that businesses providing these types of goods will no longer be able to charge VAT on their supplies to other business customers. Instead, it will be the customers’ responsibility to account for the VAT in their own returns. This effectively eliminates any VAT payments between the parties.

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