The UAE Cabinet has approved distribution of the Value-Added Tax (VAT) revenues totalled approximately Dhs27 billion between the federal and local governments.
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According to the decision 30 per cent of the revenue will go to the federal government, and 70 per cent to the local governments.
The decision ensures the sustainability and the quality of government services. It also contributes to the development of economic and social projects and public services.
The VAT was introduced in the UAE on Jan.1, 2018. The rate of VAT is 5 per cent. VAT provides the UAE with a new source of income which will be continued to be utilised to provide high-quality public services.