Article 38 – Zero-rating of Buildings Specifically Designed to be Used by Charities
1. The first sale or a lease of a building, or any part of a building, shall be zero-rated if the building was specifically designed to be used by a Charity and solely for a relevant charitable activity.
2. In Clause 1 of this Article, “relevant charitable activity” means an activity for the purpose other than for the purpose of profit or benefit to any proprietor, member, or shareholder of the Charity, and one which is undertaken by the Charity in the course or furtherance of its charitable purpose or objectives to carry out a charitable activity in the State as approved by the Ministry of Community Development, or under the conditions of its establishment as a charity under Federal or Emirate Decree, or as otherwise licensed to operate as a Charity by an agency of the Federal or Emirate Governments authorised to grant such licenses. Such charitable purposes and objectives include, for instance, advancing health, education, public welfare, religion, culture, science, and similar activities.