What is Tax Agent in Dubai and Abu Dhabi?

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Who is a Tax Agent as Federal Tax Authority of UAE ?

A registered (with FTA) tax agent in Dubai, acts as a mediator between Federal Tax Authority and taxable persons. A tax agent is appointed by any taxable person to represent him before the Federal tax authority. A tax agent holds client’s tax obligations and performs various legal activities prescribed by the law.

What services do they offer ?

  • Achieving tax compliance
  • Carrying out legal activities
  • Managing records
  • Preparing and Filing VAT return
  • Dealing with FTA post Penalization
  • VAT return Filing
  • Retaining books of accounts

What are the Duties of a FTA certified Tax Agent ?

  • Preparing tax payments
  • Estimating and tracking tax returns
  • Completing regular (quarterly and annual) tax reports
  • Organize and update the company’s tax database
  • Recommend tax strategies that align with business as well as personal goals
  • Prepare necessary paperwork for tax payments and returns
  • Share financial data with the accounting department

Who can appoint a Tax Agent?

Any taxable person in Dubai has the right of appointing a Tax Agent to handle their tax affairs with FTA. The responsibility of the taxable person in relation to the authority will remain even after appointing a Tax Agent.

What are the Conditions for working as a Tax Agent in Dubai ?

Any individual who is looking to be a tax agent needs to meet few conditions as per Article 14, Part 2, Chapter 3 of the Law.

Below is a list of what they require for an individual to meet is as follows: The individual

  • Should have practical experience of three years in taxation, accounting, or the law.
  • Needs to be fluent in Arabic and English.
  • Needs to have a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in tax, accounting, or the law.
  • Needs to take the FTA tests and pass them.
  • Needs to be physically fit for them to be able to perform the tasks needed to be done.
  • Also needs to hold professional indemnity insurance.
  • Needs to have good records in terms of conduct, without any stains of crime or misdemeanour in the record.

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