Tax returns must be received no later than the 28th day following the end of the tax period concerned
The Federal Tax Authority (FTA) has outlined a simple four-step online procedure allowing businesses to easily submit their tax returns via the e-Services portal on the authority’s website.
The first step to submitting tax returns is to enter the e-Services portal on the Authority’s website, then choose the “VAT” tab and scroll to the company’s dedicated “VAT Returns” page and initiate a new VAT return.
Step two is to enter the data in the return, including sales and other outputs, and expenses and other input, writing the net amount excluding VAT, as well as the VAT amount. And the system will calculate the tax payable or repayable.
The third step is to submit the tax return after thoroughly reviewing it, while the fourth and final step is to pay the due tax through “My Payments” tab, ensuring payment deadlines are met.
The authority mandates that tax returns must be received no later than the 28th day following the end of the tax period concerned, providing a number of methods to process the payment of any tax via the e-Dirham platform.
The FTA stressed that taxable persons should prepare all tax return requirements before starting the online submission.
"The success of the UAE tax system is a shared responsibility requiring continuous strategic collaboration between the public and private sectors," said Khaled Al Bustani, noting that the Federal Tax Authority works hand in hand with all relevant authorities to provide taxable businesses with the best services.