Keita - VAT Update

Dear Parents,

We would like to take this opportunity to clarify the introduction of VAT across the UAE and how it affects the canteen operated by Keita, the continued catering partner for BIS Abu Dhabi.

As you would be aware, The United Arab Emirates (UAE), under Federal Decree Law No (8) of 23 Aug 2017, has introduced VAT with effect from 1st Jan 2018. VAT will be applicable to most goods and services supplied in the UAE by any person or business that is required to be registered for the VAT, at a rate of 5% except where a supply is specifically zero rated under the UAE Vat Law.

In view of this, Keita CATERING SERVICES LLC has already initiated it's VAT registration and received the TRN from the Federal Tax Authorities.

  • Company Name: Keita Catering LLC
  • Tax Registration Number: TRN 100330871300003
  • Effective Reg. Date: 01/01/2018

Please note that there is no price increase for any items from the canteen.

The VAT amount will be levied on the total tax invoice and will be rounded off to the nearest available small denominations (0.25, 0.50, 0.75). For example a hot meal is AED15 + 5% VAT= AED15.75 (hence we will collect only 15.75)

We are currently in the process of printing AED 0.50 & AED 0.25 vouchers and until then we will only collect the product price without the VAT but the receipts will show the VAT to avoid rounding off to the closest AED1. For example a hot meal is AED15 + 5% VAT= 15.75AED (hence we will collect only AED15 until we have the vouchers for change).

If you have any questions, thoughts or comments, please contact me directly on:
M: +971 55 5893186,

Yours sincerely

Caroline Nganga
Assistant Service Manager