"We are aware that a number of clients have been sent emails and letters from fraudsters pertaining to be the Federal Tax Authority or Banks and requesting for certain details from them.
The Federal Tax Authority would generally only communicate with registrants through emails from the domain tax.gov.ae sent to the registered email address, or via your eservices.tax.gov.ae portal and registered number.
If you are uncertain as to the genuineness of communication received, please feel free to contact our VAT services team for guidance.”
The tax treatment of services provided by registrants under the UAE VAT and KSA VAT legislation is often a complex area, with both sets of tax laws providing strict rules on when such services can be subject to the zero rate of VAT.
The Federal Tax Authority (‘’FTA’’) issued a public clarification on Article 29 (VATP002) of the Executive Regulation of the Federal Decree-Law No. (8) of 2017 on Value Added Tax. They have further clarified at a recent awareness session organised at the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry in order to raise awareness among the taxable persons.