Zero-Rated supplies in Oman VAT

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Yarab A, Mar-02-2021

In Oman Vat, on all types of supplies 5%  VAT will be levied. However, given the importance of  certain type of supplies, the Oman VAT is provisioned to give special treatment to certain notified supplies. This special provision is known as zero-rated supplies. In this blog, let’s understand what is zero-rated supplies and the type of supplies covered under it.

What are zero-rated supplies?

Zero-rated supplies refer to the taxable supply on which VAT is charged at a zero rate. As the name suggests, on these supplies, Vat will be charged at 0% but wondering why the definition still says taxable?

The reason why zero-rated supplies are included under the taxable supplies bracket is to enable businesses to claim input Vat deduction on it. In simple words, you will be allowed to claim the VAT paid on the purchases though you will not be charging the VAT on your sale.

The only difference is that taxable supplies attract a standard rate of VAT at 5% while on zero-rated supplies, VAT is levied at 0%.

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List of supplies under zero-rated supplies

Below is the list of supplies classified as zero-rated supplies

  • Notified supply of food items.
  • Supply of medicines and medical equipment as notified by the authorities.
  • Supply of investment gold, silver, and platinum.
  • Supplies of international and intra GCC transport of goods or passengers.
  • Supply of services in connection with this transport.
  • Supply of air, sea and land means of transport that is designated for the transportation of passengers and goods for commercial purposes and the supply of Goods and Services related to transport.
  • The supply of rescue planes, and rescue and assistance boats
  • The supply of oil, oil derivatives and natural gas
  • Supplies made to outside the GCC territory as mentioned below:
    • Export of goods.
    • Supply of goods or services to or within one of the custom duty suspension cases mentioned in the Common Customs Law.
    • Re-export of goods that have been temporarily imported to Oman for repair, refurbishment, conversion or processing, and services added to it.
    • Supply of services by a taxable Supplier that has a place of residence in the Sultanate to a Customer that does not have a place of residence in the GCC States, barring few that is notified in the law.
  • Supply of goods or services that are exempt from tax in the sultanate and that are supplied to outside of the GCC states.
  • Supplies of goods and services from, to or within special economic zones

The above is the broad list of supplies that are classified as zero-rated supplies. It is important to note that zero-rated supplies come with the limits, conditions and circumstances determined by the regulations and the authorities.

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