VAT Training Course

VAT means value-added tax. It is a kind of consumption tax that is imposed on goods and services at every point in the supply chain. It is enforced from the start of production to the point of sale. This VAT Training Course offers a thorough understanding of tax rules, laws, regulations, etc. breaking down the complex rules of VAT into simple steps. The course is helpful for professionals across sectors in the United Arab Emirates.

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  • 8 Hours Training
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  • 23 Jul, 2023 / 23 Aug, 2023
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What is This VAT Training Course All About?

VAT operates on consumption rather than income, differing from progressive income taxes. It uniformly applies to every purchase, regardless of income level. Adopted by over 160 countries, the VAT Training Course is most prevalent in the European Union (EU) as well as the MENA region. 

Why is This VAT Training Course Important?

The VAT Training Course delivers a comprehensive grasp of the VAT system. It covers everything from the procedural aspects like enrollment, and record-keeping requirements, to the practical implications of how VAT impacts an organization. 

How Can a VAT Training Course Help You Get Hired by Top Companies?

A VAT Training Course can significantly boost your employability with top companies. It equips you with specialized knowledge. Employers value candidates who understand the intricacies of VAT, as it is a crucial aspect of financial management. With this course, you gain a competitive edge. It showcases your expertise in handling VAT-related matters.

Industry Trends

The global importance of VAT in taxation has steadily risen from under 5% in the 1960s to a peak of nearly 20.2% in 2016. As businesses now require VAT registration, the demand for experts familiar with VAT laws and procedures has surged. Acquiring VAT certification through a VAT Training Course presents valuable merits. It opens doors to opportunities in the market. 

Market trends

Job opportunities are growing. The introduction of VAT has opened up numerous positions for tax professionals. The job outlook in the field is expected to increase significantly in the coming years, surpassing the global average. To seize these opportunities, consider enrolling in a VAT Training Course to enhance your skills.

Salary Trends

Given the growing demand for VAT expertise, companies in the MENA region are offering attractive salary packages to professionals. Here's an overview:

  • Dubai: Monthly salaries range from AED 15,000 to AED 20,000
  • Saudi Arabia: Yearly salary of SAR 16,056
  • Oman: Annual salary of OMR 1,620

To capitalize on these opportunities, consider enrolling in a VAT Training Course. This course equips you with the necessary skills, enhancing your value in the job market and potentially leading to more lucrative positions.

Demand & Opportunities

As companies increasingly turn to experts for VAT implementations, the demand for certified VAT professionals is rising significantly. Enrolling in the VAT Training Course ensures the necessary competency for related roles, making these opportunities more accessible.

Some of the in-demand job roles are listed below:

  1. VAT Consultants
  2. Tax Accountants
  3. VAT Auditors 
  4. Taxation Executives
  5. Tax Analysts

Course Outcome

The successful completion of a VAT Training Course can help you to do the following:

  • Understand the essential concepts and principles of Value Added Tax (VAT)
  • Acquire in-depth knowledge about the VAT laws and regulations governing transactions
  • Learn the process of VAT registration and the effective management of VAT records and returns
  • Understand the VAT treatment for various types of transactions and supplies
  • Gain insights into the impact of VAT on financial statements and accounting records

Course Module

  • Introduction to value-added tax
  • Basic characteristics of taxable supplies-goods and services
  • Taxable persons
  • Taxable amount-VAT rates and exemptions
  • Place of supply-Goods
  • Place of supply-Services
  • Deduction and recovery of input tax
  • Administrative elements of VAT
  • Taxable Supplies
  • Reduce rated Supplies
  • Zero-rated Supplies
  • Exempt Supplies
  • Zero Rated Vs. Exempt
  • Date of Supply Rules under VAT
  • What are the special circumstances for the date of supply rules?
  • For consecutive supplies (e.g. construction contracts)
  • Determine the VAT amount under Value of Supply Rules
  • Value of Supply
  • Value of Import
  • Effects of landed cost components and customs duty on VAT
  • When should VAT be accounted for?
  • Calculating Input VAT (Purchases)
  • Calculating Output VAT (Sales, Services, Charitable Contributions, and Gifts)
  • Late payment penalties
  • Error penalties
  • Default interest rate
  • The concept of Reverse Charge Mechanism
  • Accounting entries in Reverse Charge Mechanism
  • Tax calculation and reconciliation
  • The implication of import VAT on shipments
  • VAT on imports by unregistered persons
  • Data and documentation requirements for the filing of VAT returns
  • VAT return structure
  • Understanding the different elements of VAT return
  • Calculating and adjusting the Reverse Charged VAT
  • Rightful claiming of input VAT on expenses
  • Adjustment for the profit margin scheme
  • Exempt supplies apportionment of expenses
  • VAT refund application
  • VAT payment
  • Concept and motive of VAT
  • Input and Output VAT
  • Supplies, Goods, and Services
  • When to register for VAT?
  • Who should register for VAT?
  • Exceptions to VAT registration-when is it not required?
  • Mandatory vs Volunteer VAT registration
  • How do you consider the sale of Capital Assets when calculating a VAT threshold?
  • VAT registration applicability on non-residents
  • The concept of Group VAT registration
  • How to establish the place of supply of any goods/services
  • Place of supply of goods
  • Place of supply of services
  • VAT considerations for selling exempt items
  • Impact of VAT exemption on certain industries
  • Residential buildings
  • Financial services
  • Bare land
  • Local passenger transport
  • Exemptions and suspension of VAT for imports
  • Filing VAT returns
  • The timing for VAT Filing
  • Case Study-VAT return filing
  • Claim for VAT Refunds
  • Calculating output VAT on exports
  • Calculating input VAT on imports
  • The layout of the VAT invoice
  • Charging VAT on the invoice price
  • Keep track of VAT invoices

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Expert Instructors & Teaching Methods

Dr Srinivas is a leading industry professional in the field of finance and accounting. He is an established corporate trainer with demonstrated experience in his field. He is the holder of some of the world’s most valued professional credentials such as CMA, CPA, PMP, CCA, CFE, etc. He has an extensive educational background as well in finance which establishes his mettle in designing, developing and delivering excellent training programs. His training records mark exceptional results in guiding and teaching professionals of all experience levels and from diversified backgrounds. He integrates his excellent presentation skills with the knowledge of educational theories and methodologies to provide onsite and virtual training that is of unparalleled quality. His high community services contribution also ascertains his commitment to training potential aspirants to become tomorrow’s professionals.


  • ⦾ Ph.D. in Management, 2018 (Provisional yet to be received) OPJS University, India
  • ⦾ M.Sc. in Applied Psychology 2016, Bhartiyar University, India
  • ⦾ MBA in Finance 2012, Nagarjuna University, India
  • ⦾ LLB 1998, Osmania University, India
  • ⦾ M.Com 1994, Osmania University, India
  • ⦾ B. Com 1990, Osmania University, India


Professional Qualifications


  • ⦾ Certified Public Accountant, (CPA), The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, U.S.A
  • ⦾ Certified Management Accountant, (CMA), The Institute of Management Accountants, USA
  • ⦾ Certified Fraud Examiner, (CFE), Association of Fraud Examiners, USA
  • ⦾ Certified Cost Accountant (ICWA-Inter), The Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India, India
  • ⦾ Project Management Professional (PMP), Project Management Institute

Dr. Srinivas, PhD, MSc, MBA, LLB, CMA, CPA, PMP

Mr. Kashif is an experienced management consultant having more than 20 years of training experience in corporate governance, risk management, compliance in finance, and many more. His vision has transformed many organizations into successful ventures in UAE and globally. Mr. Kashif’s sound judgment and input have helped many organizations to run smoothly. Being a well-known Chartered Accountant himself, Mr. Kashif knows about Process Auditing, Developing Internal Controls, Investment Management, and many more. Apart from his educational qualification, he is an experienced visionary. His insights have helped organizations immensely, and they are enjoying the reaps of success. He has won many international accolades to date. With the “Communicator of the Year” award under his belt, his teaching has motivated students to aim for excellence. Mr. Kashif uses different methodologies to accommodate various learning approaches and makes the teaching engaging and interactive. He is committed to assisting students in realizing their maximum potential and helping them into successful, well-rounded people, both within and beyond the classroom walls.

Work Experience

  • ⦾ Partner, NSKT Global, Dubai
  • ⦾ Group Internal Audit Manager, Mohammad Omar Bin Haider Holding Group, Dubai
  • ⦾ Head of Internal Audit, Dulsco, UAE
  • ⦾ Head of Risk & Internal Audit, Bukhatir Group, Sharjah
  • ⦾ Group Internal Auditor, Al Abbas Group, Dubai
  • ⦾ Senior Auditor, KPMG, Dubai
  • ⦾ Semi Senior, Deloitte, Saudi Arabia


Professional Certifications


  • ⦾ Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
  • ⦾ Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
  • ⦾ Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)
  • ⦾ Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT)
  • ⦾ COBIT 5

Mr. Kashif Husein

Learners Point Certificate

Earn a Course Completion Certificate, an official Learners Point credential that confirms that you have successfully completed a course with us.

KHDA Certificate

Earn a KHDA attested Course Certificate. The Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) is the educational quality assurance and regulatory authority of the Government of Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Why Count on Learners Point?

As one of the leading providers of the VAT Training Course, Learners Point is dedicated to helping professionals acquire the necessary skill sets and experience to complete the course.

Here are the USPs of our VAT Training Course:

  • Our course is formulated based on real-world scenarios that organisations face, ensuring practical relevance and application.
  • In addition to theoretical knowledge, our course emphasises practical case studies, providing you with a realistic understanding of the expectations and demands of a challenging role. 
  • Our bespoke VAT Training Course includes hands-on assignments that simulate natural work environments, giving you valuable practical experience.
  • We offer both group and one-to-one sessions to cater to different learning preferences, ensuring the highest quality of our training program.
  • Our approach includes discreet career guidance to support your professional placement and ensure successful career advancement as a certified management accountant.

Learners Experience

“The VAT Training Course provided a solid foundation for understanding VAT calculations. It was instrumental in my role as a Taxation Executive, where precision in VAT calculations is crucial."

Yousufi Shah

Taxation Executive

"Completing the VAT Training Course at Learners Point was a wise investment. The course structure, focusing on imports and exports, perfectly aligned with my role as a VAT Auditor. Practical and relevant!"

Taufiq Abali

VAT Auditor

"The VAT Training Course not only covered the fundamentals but also delved into VAT exemptions. This knowledge proved vital in my role as a VAT Consultant, giving me a competitive edge in the market."

Rajiv Sen

VAT Consultant

"Enrolling in the VAT Training Course was a game-changer. The hands-on assignments simulated real work scenarios, preparing me for the challenges of VAT Administration. I highly recommend this course."

Habib Rehan

VAT Auditor

The VAT Training Course transformed my understanding of tax systems. The practical insights and case studies were invaluable. I now navigate VAT with confidence in my role as a Tax Analyst."

Sebina Rao

Tax Analyst

Our Graduates

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FAQs on VAT Training Course

VAT means Value Added Tax. This tax is levied on all products and services throughout the supply chain, right from the beginning till it reaches the end user.

The VAT Training Course is usually 30+ hours of training.

VAT applies to those engaged in trade or business, encompassing the sale, barter, exchange, lease of goods, property transactions, service provision, and importation. To navigate this intricate landscape, consider enrolling in a VAT  Course.

Various professionals can benefit from a VAT Training. Some of these professionals are listed below: 1) Tax Consultants 2) CEOs 3) Internal and External Auditors 4) Finance Managers 5) Production Staffs 6) Business Entrepreneurs 7) Sales Managers 8) CFOs 9) Excise Staff 10) Accountants

Learners Point is one of the leading professional training institutes with a prominent presence in the MENA region. We have expert trainers who are experienced and updated with the latest versions of VAT. We offer holistic guidance along with study materials and hands-on training for a comprehensive understanding of various concepts. You will also receive a certificate on completion of the VAT Course that shall boost your employment prospects.

A VAT Training Program will teach you about all the intricacies of this tax. You will gain expertise in the following: 1) Fundamentals of VAT 2) VAT Concept 3) Categories of Supplies 4) VAT Registration 5) Date of Supply Rules 6) Place of Supply Rules 7) Value of Supply Rules 8) VAT Exemptions 9) VAT Calculation 10) VAT Administration 11) VAT Penalties 12) VAT on Imports & Exports 13) Reverse Charge Mechanism and VAT on Imports 14) VAT Invoices and Records 15) Filing of VAT Return

There are no specific prerequisites required to enrol for a VAT Training.

In UAE, there are three types of VAT. You can gain knowledge about all three types by enrolling in a VAT Training Course in UAE.

Yes, you will get a certification on completion of the VAT Course. This certificate will enhance your job prospects and add to your credibility as a VAT expert.

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