VAT Charge for Domestic Flight Fuel Uplifts in UAE: All domestic operations within the UAE will now be charged VAT irrespective of the flight category.
In compliance with the new VAT implementation on January 1, 2018, UAE fuel suppliers will add 5% VAT on each fuel uplift for any domestic flight within the Emirates.
All fuel releases issued for UAE airports should have the destination clearly mentioned in the document in order for fuel providers to either exempt or apply the VAT column, depending on the route.
If the destination is not specified in the release, the flight will automatically be considered local/domestic and 5% VAT will be added to the final bill, regardless of any later amendments.
Operators should ensure the next destination is inserted when requesting fuel in UAE airports to avoid the 5% VAT.
For more information, contact UAS Operations