New digital platform to ease UAE tax payment, refund process

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The UAE's Federal Tax Authority (FTA) will soon roll out an integrated platform aimed at easing the process of tax payments and claiming refunds.

'EmaraTax' will be launched later this year following an extensive period of assessment, consultation and development.

It will significantly enhance the FTA's ability to administer taxes and enable better, faster decision-making and engagement with taxpayers that need support.

The platform will offer online access to a larger number of FTA services than ever before, with a simplified and streamlined user experience, and extensive self-help and service request options.

Individual taxpayers, tax agents, legal representatives, foreign missions and diplomats, customs bodies and verification agencies will all benefit from the range of services offered by EmaraTax.

It's a modern tax administration ecosystem that integrates with other influential government entities such as the UAE Central Bank and national technology-based programmes including UAE PASS.

In addition, EmaraTax is mobile-ready, and the App will be launched shortly after the new platform goes live in November 2022.

FTA’s new system aligns with the UAE Digital Government Strategy 2025 and the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to leverage emerging technologies and build a solid digital infrastructure that serves the people and business community of the UAE.

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