Raj Shah (President)
Raj Shah is the founder of Universal VAT Services, a global leader in value added tax (VAT) recovery services. Raj is a seasoned tax expert and a successful entrepreneur who has formed several global companies over the past three decades. As a former finance professional, Raj has always been able to quickly recognize financial opportunity that was not being fully realized. In 1992, after reading a newspaper article about VAT, Raj recognized that each year, businesses and academic institutions around the world were not claiming millions of dollars in VAT that they were entitled to reclaim. He made it his mission to help companies and education institutions understand that countries across the globe have tax laws in place that allow foreign business travellers to recover a significant portion of their overseas business expenses. And thus, UVS was born!

Sam Shah, CPA (Chief Operating Officer)

Sam Shah has extensive leadership abilities and has worked for leading global corporate entities. He has been know to maximize value from every situation on the diverse global enviornment in which he works. With over 27 years working for The Coca-Cola Company, his vast experience in creating opportunities is a significant asset to the UVS team, as he works successfully to find VAT solutions that will impact UVS clients' bottom lines, consistently and efficiently.


 "During my many years of participation in various international art fairs it has been a pleasure to work with UVS to successfully recover VAT. UVS has worked with great efficiency and has always provided excellent service that I can recommend highly and without reservation."

Jeffrey Rosen, Taka Ishii Gallery

"We have used UVS for the past 3 years to recover VAT in various countries where we conduct business.  UVS is very professional and conducts their work in a manner that does not require much effort from us.  I am very pleased with the service we receive from UVS."

Steve Reinsch, Sony Mobile Communications

"We have been very satisfied with personal attention, proactive service and the results we have experienced with Universal VAT Services"

Judy Dishong, Intl Compliance Manager, Tax Services - JCPenny Company

"UVS has been very proactive in recovering VAT & GST Tax from many of the international countries that our travelers visit. We have been able to recover significant amounts of money that would otherwise have been 'left in the files' "

Sharon Jackson, Associate Director, Procurement - Georgia Institute of Technology

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