VAT to drive up cost of after-school activities


VAT to drive up cost of after-school activities

Parents in the UAE will have to pay more for their children’s extracurricular activities once Value Added Tax (VAT) is implemented from January next year.

That’s according to companies that run such programmes in the UAE.

The law surrounding VAT was issued earlier this week and it clarified that activities like sports classes, music lessons or school transport will be subject to tax.

ARN News spoke to Priyanka Magia, the Managing Director of GalaxyKids, a Dubai-based company that runs after-school activities for children.

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These parents in the UAE, spoke to ARN News, and they say that they will have to make some tough choices next year when it comes to their children’s extracurricular activities.