Dubai: The Federal Tax Authority (FTA) has launched the “Tax Support” initiative to raise tax awareness among business sectors in the UAE through direct and sustained contact as a means to enhance compliance with tax laws and regulations.
The first workshop for 2023 under the initiative was held on January 24 and 25, as a collaboration between the FTA and the On Time Business Solutions Centre, which is located in Oud Metha, Dubai.
The Tax Support initiative will continue throughout the year and cover all seven emirates in collaboration with relevant centres and entities in the government and private sectors.
The initiative seeks to facilitate the process of paying taxes for them in an effort to increase the rate of tax compliance and awareness around the UAE, in addition to responding to taxpayer inquiries, directing them to the available tax guidelines, and guiding them along the correct procedures.
The Federal Tax Authority indicated that during the workshop held at the On-Time Business Solutions Centre in Oud Metha, Dubai, the FTA team answered business owners’ questions and provided them with knowledge and support to overcome any obstacles they face during the online registration procedures, submitting tax returns, paying due taxes, and recovering the amounts that are eligible for a refund.
According to the authority, the sessions are organised in coordination with relevant authorities and strategic partners, who invite business sectors to attend and participate in the activities of the “Tax Support” initiative. Moreover, the FTA broadcasts many of these workshops through social media platforms in order to allow more people and businesses to benefit from the seminars.
Furthermore, the authority invited business sectors to attend the sessions of the “Tax Support” initiative to benefit from expert advice and raise their observations or inquiries.
The authority stressed its commitment to coordinating with relevant federal and local authorities to further develop cooperation mechanisms, raise awareness among various stakeholder groups, ensure the utmost transparency, clarity, and accuracy of information, as well as answer queries efficiently to enhance compliance with tax laws and avoid violations.