UAE's tax authority steps up inspections

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The UAE's Federal Tax Authority (FTA) is stepping up inspections to combat tax evasion and protect consumers from non-compliant products.

As many as 9,948 market visits were carried out during the first half of this year, in collaboration with various government departments and ministries, which is a 104 per cent increase compared to 4,878 inspections conducted during the same period in 2021.

The latest round of checks led to the seizure of 5.5 million pieces of tobacco products not bearing digital tax stamps as well as other goods that failed to meet tax specifications.

The total value of tax liabilities of goods seized during these field visits amounted to AED 130.4 million.

More than 1,200 fines were also issued and 404 notices of non-registration were handed to violating entities.

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