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FTA takes over Tax Clinic initiative in RAK, Sharjah – News

The authority had launched the tax clinic in August 2018, targeting the seven emirates to raise tax awareness.



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By WAM

Published: Thu 25 August 2022, 19:27

The Tax Clinic initiative, organized by the Federal Tax Authority (FTA) to establish and maintain direct communication with business sectors, has resumed activities on the ground across the emirates with sessions in Ras Al Khaimah and Sharjah .

The FTA has revealed that two new series of sessions took place in August 2022 as part of the Tax Clinic campaign to raise tax awareness and improve tax compliance. The first took place over three days (August 16 to August 18) at Tasheel Enjaz – Alrams Center in Ras Al Khaimah, while the second round took place at Tasheel-Al Thiqah Multi-Services Center in Mleiha in the Emirate of Sharjah, from August 23 to August 25.

The authority had launched the Tax Clinic in August 2018, targeting the seven emirates to raise awareness about taxation, help taxpayers overcome obstacles they might face and ensure self-compliance. FTA representatives are present at all locations covered by the initiative to answer questions about registration, how to file and pay taxes, and other tax obligations.

FTA has hosted remote outreach sessions as part of the Tax Clinic initiative for more than two years, bringing together hundreds of business sector representatives and tax system stakeholders.

FTA Director General Khalid Ali Al Bustani said: “The Federal Revenue Authority is organizing the Tax Clinic campaign in collaboration with economic development departments and municipalities of the seven emirates, within the framework established by the FTA to cooperate and coordinate with its strategic partners. in the public and private sectors, providing quality services and ensuring the proper implementation of tax legislation.”

“AFC has been conducting remote outreach sessions as part of the Tax Clinic initiative for over two years,” he added. “Remote and virtual communication technologies have proven to be a very effective tool for us to educate and communicate directly with taxpayers to help them comply with tax obligations and ensure efficiency and accuracy. “

“As of this month, the FTA is taking over the field activities of the Tax Clinic campaign around the Emirates,” explained Al Bustani. “That said, we are also committed to expanding the pool of recipients of Tax Clinic sessions, and with that in mind, we stream all sessions on social media to ensure the highest levels of transparency, clarity and accuracy. information, as well as to answer attendees’ questions to enhance taxpayer compliance, help them avoid violations, and enable them to easily comply with regulations without impacting their business.”

The Federal Tax Authority invited various business sectors to attend the Tax Clinic sessions and provide their comments, questions or concerns, which would be addressed by the AFC team of experts leading the workshops. .

In sessions held in Ras Al Khaimah and Sharjah, teams of analysts and tax experts from the FTA’s Registration and Taxpayer Services Departments explained a range of important topics, including procedures and documents required for various requests, such as registration and write-off of taxes, reconsideration requests, self-declarations and refund requests. FTA experts stressed the importance of complying with requirements and using only forms approved by the authority. They also covered common mistakes that can occur when registering, filing returns, or paying taxes and offered advice on how to avoid them. —Wam