No VAT setup

Dear Implementation Gurus, We are based in UAE where there is no VAT. Our consultant suggests creating a VAT Posting Group called NO VAT with VAT % as 0 and procced. This forces us to select the type as purchase or sale while booking sale or purchase invoices. I feel there should be a better way of somehow disabling the VAT functionality all together. All suggestions are welcome!!! Thanks & Regards, Vikas Jain

Hi Vikas Are you creating the sale or purchase invoices directly against an account? If so default the type on the GL account. If not which screen are you using to process them?