Mistaken Tax Transfers Can be Repaid in the UAE

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Published on July 14, 2023, 17:41:00


Mistaken Tax Transfers Can be Repaid in the UAE

The Federal Tax Authority of the UAE has announced that tax paid to another registration number by mistake will be viable for a refund.

Registered tax payers who have paid their tax amount to a different tax registration number that doesn’t belong to them are wrongful transfers. As per the new announcement, such transfers can be repaid.

As per the announcement, the individual who transferred the tax amount to a wrong tax registration number can get the refund after a signed letter is sent to the Federal Tax Authority’s Director-General through email.

The email must explain the mistake in detail and include a statement that the mistake will not be repeated again. The party who received the transfer should send a no-objection letter with their tax registration numbers in order to verify the refund.

This system was put into place after several enquiries regarding wrongful transfers were received from individuals.