Article 52 – Input Tax Recovery in Respect of Exempt Supplies
1. Supplies referred to in paragraph (c) of Clause 1 of Article 54 of the Decree-Law are the supplies of financial Services, where the place of supply of these Services is treated as outside the State and the Recipient of Services is outside the State at the time when the Services are performed.
2. For the purpose of Clause 1 of this Article a Person is “outside the State” even if they are present in the State, provided it is only a short-term presence in the State of less than a month, or that his presence is not effectively connected with the supply.
3. Any Tax paid by a Person in another Implementing State on the Import of Goods to the State through that Implementing State or on the supply of Goods to this Person in that Implementing State where the Goods are then transferred to the State, is recoverable in the State if the relevant Goods will be used or are intended to be used in accordance with Clause 1 of Article 54 of the Decree-Law and the following conditions are satisfied:
- The Taxable Person keeps evidence that he has paid Tax in another Implementing State in respect of the relevant Goods.
- The Taxable Person has not recovered the Tax paid in any other Implementing State.
- The Taxable Person has complied with any additional reporting requirement that the Authority may specify.
4. Where the first supply of a residential building by a Taxable Person is by way of lease which is zero-rated in accordance with the provisions of the Decree-Law, the Taxable Person may recover Input Tax in full in respect of that supply regardless of any future intention to make later exempt supplies in respect of that residential building.