UAE: New Cabinet Decision on FTA Service Fees Takes Effect from 1 June
Starting from 1 June 2023, the Federal Tax Authority (FTA) in the UAE will commence the implementation of Cabinet Decision No. (7) of 2023. This decision introduces amendments to certain provisions of Cabinet Decision No. (65) of 2020, which pertains to fees for services provided by the FTA.
One notable addition to this new decision is the establishment of fees for requesting a ‘private clarification’ on one or multiple taxes. The FTA issues a private clarification document that addresses technical tax issues pertaining to a single taxpayer. To avail of this service, the taxpayer must complete a specific form accessible on the FTA’s official website, along with submitting the required supporting documents.
According to a recent ruling, the applicant may be entitled to a refund of the application expenses paid if the FTA is unable to give the sought private clarification. The FTA has made it clear that taxpayers can ask for two different kinds of services: either by submitting a “private clarification” request for a single tax or a “private clarification” request for a number of taxes. By enrolling, submitting the required documentation, and paying the fees specified in Cabinet Decision No. (65) of 2020 and its future changes, users can access these services through the FTA’s website.