Abu Dhabi: In line with the earlier announcements made by the Federal Tax Authority (FTA) over the last few weeks, the Authority has confirmed that it will launch the EmaraTax platform on 5th December 2022.
Data migration to EmaraTax will begin at the End of the Day, on 30th November, with the service made available for the public from the 5th of December.
With an intent to reduce any inconveniences caused to the migration and switch to the new system, FTA is planning to do all the related works on the National Day holiday, well in advance of the usual tax return submission and payment dates.
When live, the service is expected to improve taxpayer access to the FTA’s services, payment of taxes and processing refunds. The new online platform will also dramatically enhance the Authority’s ability to administer taxes in the UAE and enable better, faster decision-making and earlier engagement with taxpayers that need support.
The EmaraTax platform is in line with the UAE Digital Government Strategy 2025 and the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, to utilize emerging technologies and create a solid digital infrastructure that serves the people and business community.
A new experience for Taxpayers
Once live, EmaraTax will offer an improved and feature-rich online platform to taxpayers, designed to revolutionize how they manage their taxes. Moreover, the authority will continue to add additional services and features in phases till the 1st quarter of 2023, including an EmaraTax application for mobile phones.
The Authority is committed to ensuring that every taxpayer has an opportunity to learn more about the key features of EmaraTax. For example, taxpayers can join one of the EmaraTax webinars organized daily by the FTA in November.
A dedicated microsite has also been launched, which includes information about using EmaraTax, educational videos, Frequently Asked Questions, and the joining details for the free webinars. Information will also be sent directly to taxpayers via their registered email addresses.