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Transfer of Incorrectly Paid Tax Amounts to the Correct TRNs
Page last updated:: Tuesday, November 23, 2021
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  • Type


  • Service Category

    From Government to Business, From Government to Government, From Government to People

  • Service Channels

  • Obligation to Sign-up

    Not applicable

  • Categories of Customers

    All persons registered for VAT with the FTA

  • Sustainable Development Goals

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Transfer of Incorrectly Paid Tax Amounts to the Correct TRNs
  • Service Description
    Through this service, the FTA transfers wrongly paid VAT and miscellaneous payments to the correct VAT Tax Registration Number (TRN).
  • Channels and working hours
    24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Service Fees Details
  • Estimated Time to Submit Application
    10 Minutes
  • Estimated Time to Complete Application by the FTA
    5 business days from the date all requested documents from all parties (the payor and the payee) is received.
  • Required Documents and Forms
    • A letter on the payor’s printed letterhead addressed to the FTA and signed by the authorized signatory, containing the following:
      • Explanation and details.
      • Request for cancellation of penalties (in the case where penalties are incurred).
      • A declaration not to repeat the mistake.
      • TRN of the payor and the payee.
      • Amount paid.
      • Tax period.
      • Date of payment.

    • A copy of the payment receipt showing the amount paid, issued by the exchange house or a telex transfer advice from the bank.
    • A no objection letter, on the payee’s printed letterhead and signed by the authorized signatory, containing the following:
      • TRN of the payee submitting the letter.
      • The amount received


  • Procedures and Steps
    1. Prepare the required documents.
    2. Compose an email to and attach the required documents.
    3. Send the email.
  • FAQs

    1. Can part of the wrongly paid amount be transferred to another TRN?

    Part of the wrongly paid amounts between TRNs may not be transferred, as only full payments may be transferred


    2. Can wrongly paid amounts be transferred from an Excise Tax TRN to a VAT TRN (or vice versa)?

    Amounts cannot be transferred between Excise Tax TRN and VAT TRN (or vice versa)


    3. Will the penalties resulting from my wrong payment be reversed?

    The late payment penalties will be re-calculated based on the date the FTA received the amounts initially

  • Relevant Publications
    Not applicable.
  • Terms & Conditions
    1. The applicant must be registered for VAT with the FTA.
    2. If the application is incomplete, or additional information is required, the FTA will request additional documentation. After submitting the additional documentation, it may take the FTA a further 5 business days to respond to the updated request.

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