The UAE Federal Tax Authority (FTA) will be soon launching a new integrated platform ‘EmaraTax’.
Scheduled to be launched in November, EmaraTax will enhance the way that taxpayers can access the services offered by the tax authority, pay their taxes and obtain refunds.
The new platform will enhance the ability of the FTA to administer taxes in the UAE, enabling earlier engagement with taxpayers that need support, reported state news agency WAM.
EmaraTax offers a series of significant enhancements from offering online access to a larger number of FTA services than ever before and a simplified user experience to extensive self-help and service request options.
Individual taxpayers, tax agents, legal representatives, foreign missions and diplomats, customs bodies and verification agencies will all benefit from the range of new developments that EmaraTax introduces.
The new platform is a modern tax administration ecosystem that integrates with other influential government entities such as the UAE Central Bank and national technology-based programmes, including UAE PASS to simplify user processes, from logging in to compiling tax returns.
EmaraTax is mobile-ready, and the app will be launched shortly after the new platform goes live in November.
The FTA’s new system aligns with the UAE Digital Government Strategy 2025 to leverage emerging technologies and build a solid digital infrastructure that serves the people and business community of the UAE.
Over the course of the next few weeks, the FTA will release more information about the features of EmaraTax and how to transition to the new system.
In other news, in April, the FTA launched Raqeeb, its ‘whistleblower’ programme for tax violations and evasion. The programme allows FTA to receive reports from individuals on tax evasion cases, tax-related fraud and violations of tax legislation. It also enables the authority to verify the reports and grant monetary rewards to informants when certain conditions are met.