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Bad Debts Adjustments and Reversal of Input Tax in UAE

Chirag AgarwalChirag Agarwal    09 October 2021
Bad Debts Adjustments and Reversal of Input Tax in UAE

Do you know VAT Paid on unpaid customers which is outstanding for more than 6 months could be adjusted in the subsequent VAT return. There is a specific tab called Adjustment tab where you can adjust the output tax paid on accounts receivables which are outstanding for more than 6 months from the due date. There are specific conditions associated with these adjustments. The adjustments could be done after fulfilling the conditions mentioned in article 64 of Federal Decree-Law No. (8) of 2017 on Value Added Tax. The conditions as per Article 64 are: 

  1. Consideration has been written off in full or part as a bad debt.
  2. Notification or intimation has to be given to the customer that this amount of consideration has been written off.
  3. More than six (6) months has passed from the due date of the supply.
  4. Goods and Services have been supplied and the Tax has been charged and paid.

If the taxable person fulfils all these 4 conditions, then the taxable person has the right to adjust the output tax previously paid in the subsequent tax period and subsequently reduce the tax liability in the particular tax period.

Now, similar to accounts receivables, we have to review the accounts payable as well where the vendor has not been paid which is outstanding for more than 6 months from the due date, we need to reverse the input tax claimed earlier. So, apart from the review of Sales and Purchases transaction for the VAT Return, we must review the ageing of accounts receivables and accounts payables and accordingly adjust the input tax and output tax which is outstanding for more than 6 months from the due date.

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