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Voluntary Deregistration of Tax Agents
Page last updated:: Wednesday, February 01, 2023
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  • Type

    Registration

  • Service Category

    From Government to People

  • Service Channels

  • Obligation to Sign-up

    Applicable – Through the account previously created to register for Tax with the FTA

  • Categories of Customers

    All tax agents and tax agencies registered with the FTA.

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Voluntary Deregistration of Tax Agents
  • Service Description
    Use this service to deregister your Tax Agent registration with the FTA. You will not be able to operate as a Tax Agent after you are deregistered
  • Channels and working hours

    •EmaraTax platform:
    24 hours a day, 7 days a week

     
  • Service Fees Details
    Free
  • Estimated Time to Submit Application
    45 Minutes
  • Estimated Time to Complete Application by the FTA
    Generally, the estimated time to complete the application by the FTA is 20 business days from the date the completed application was received by the FTA. However, in case where any additional information is needed, FTA may take additional time to process the application. The applicant needs to provide the additional information and re-submit the application. It may take the FTA a further 20 business days to respond to the updated application. If the application is not resubmitted within 60 calendar days from the date you received the notification from FTA, the application shall be auto-rejected.
  • Required Documents and Forms

    Required documents:
    It will be necessary for you to prepare the following information in an appropriate format and include it in your online application:
    A proof or evidence supporting your reason for deregistration (example, a letter from the Tax Agency with which you were associated to)
    Accepted file types are PDF, JPG, PNG, Excel and JPEG. The individual file size limit is 5 MB.

    Required forms: n/a

  • Procedures and Steps
    Step 1 - Please check the eligibly criteria, required documents, and Frequently Asked Questions.
    Step 2 - Complete the online application and submit. 
     
  • FAQs

    1. Who can submit the application to FTA?
    The application can be submitted to FTA by you (a registered Tax Agent).

    2. Can I save the application as a draft to be updated later? If yes, for how long?
    Yes, you can save the in-progress application (as a draft) and complete it at a later point in time. However, if you do not submit your application within 60 calendar days of initiating it, your application will be automatically cancelled. There will be reminder notifications sent to your registered email address/verified mobile number.

    3. What should I expect after I submit my deregistration application?
    1. Processing your application:
    a) Your application will now be reviewed by us. If we require more information to assist with our review, we will contact you by email. You will need to provide the information requested for us to continue processing your application. 
    b) Once we have completed our review, we will either approve or, in some cases, may have to reject the application. We will notify you by email of our decision.
    c) Where we reject an application, we will provide you with the reasons for doing so. You may re-apply but only once you have resolved the matters brought to your attention. 
    2.Delisting from the FTA Tax Agent Register:
    a) Once your deregistration application is approved, your Tax Agent Approval Number (TAAN) will be deregistered, you will be delisted from the FTA Tax Agent Register and removed from the published Tax Agents list in the FTA website (http://www.tax.gov.ae). A Tax Agent deregistration certificate will be issued by us and notified to you via email and SMS. You can download the deregistration certificate from your EmaraTax account. 
    Important Notes:
    1. The status of your application will be updated in the dashboard of your EmaraTax portal. You can check it at any time by log in to your EmaraTax portal. 
    2. You will not be able to operate as a Tax Agent after you are deregistered.

    4. What is the estimated time to complete application review by the FTA? 
    Generally, the estimated time to complete the application by the FTA is 20 business days from the date the completed application was received by the FTA. However, in case where any additional information is needed, FTA may take additional time to process the application. The applicant needs to provide the additional information and re-submit the application. It may take the FTA a further 20 business days to respond to the updated application. If the application is not resubmitted within 60 calendar days from the date you received the notification from FTA, the application shall be auto-rejected.

    5. How to check the status of the submitted application with the FTA?
    To review the status of your submitted application, click on the dashboard tab and look next to Status:
    Drafted: You have not completed or submitted the application form
    In Review: Your application form has been received by FTA and is under processing
    Awaiting Information: You need to provide additional information to the FTA
    Rejected: Your application form has been rejected by the FTA
    Approved: Your application form has been approved by the FTA and your TAAN is deregistered.

    6. Where in EmaraTax account to check the correspondences/notifications sent by the FTA?
    The correspondences/notifications sent to your registered email address/mobile can be found in the "My Correspondences" section in your EmaraTax account.

    7. Does deregistration result in deactivating the relevant EmaraTax account?
     The EmaraTax account is not deactivated upon deregistration and remains accessible.


  • Terms & Conditions
    The information given below is intended to help determine your eligibility to apply for this service:

    You are a registered Tax Agent with the FTA.
    You are not linked with any Tax Agency or Taxpayer
     

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