Abu Dhabi: The Federal Tax Authority (FTA) has announced the launch of a public awareness campaign to help taxpayers understand and meet their obligations under the Corporate Tax Law.
The campaign is part of FTA’s efforts to ensure a smooth implementation of Federal Decree-Law No. 47 of 2022 on the Taxation of Corporations and Businesses (the “Corporate Tax Law), which applies to financial years beginning on or after June 1, 2023.
The campaign builds on the Corporate Tax Public Awareness Program run by the UAE Ministry of Finance between December 2022 and June 2023, with several awareness sessions and panel discussions focused on giving an overview of the Corporate Tax Law upon its issuing as well as clarifying the key features of the relating cabinet and ministerial decisions and their impact on businesses and corporations.
The FTA public awareness campaign includes a range of activities, with a series of physical and virtual awareness workshops to be held across the UAE and online starting on July 12, 2023, to maximise awareness and reach as many taxpayers as possible. The workshops reflect FTA’s key role as the competent authority responsible for the administration, collection, and enforcement of federal taxes.
The FTA Director General noted that corporate Tax is a direct tax levied on the tax-adjusted net profit of corporations or other businesses.
FTA had previously announced the opening of Corporate Tax registration for Public Joint Stock Companies, Private Shareholding Companies, and other private companies on May 15, 2023, noting that registration for other taxable persons’ segments will be available at a later stage. FTA has further conducted a series of corporate tax registration webinars in the past few weeks and is continuing to hold these to showcase the steps to register for Corporate Tax on the EmaraTax platform.