Tax Agent

How to become a Tax Agent?

The Federal Tax Authority shall review the application and provide a preliminary approval when an applicant meets the below mentioned registration requirements. 

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Professional Standards for Tax Agents

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Registration Requirements:

  • 1

    • A Bachelor's or Master's degree in tax, accounting or law from a recognised educational institution; or a tax certification from an internationally known tax institution if the Bachelor's degree is in any other field.

    • Recent professional experience of at least three years in either tax, accounting or law.

    • Language proficiency document for both Arabic and English, written and spoken.

    • Certificate of good conduct.

    • Certificate of medical fitness.

  • 2

    Pass the Authority’s Tax Agent examination.

  • 3

    Pay the Tax Agent registration fees of AED 3,000 (renewable every 3 years).

  • 4

    Hold professional indemnity insurance or be covered by one. 

Duties of a Tax Agent include:

  • 1

    Assist the taxable person with his tax obligations according to a contractual agreement between the person and the Tax Agent, in accordance with the Tax Agent's duties as stated in the tax legislation.

  • 2

    Without prejudice to any obligations in the Law, maintain the confidentiality of any information obtained in the course of performing his/her duties as a Tax Agent.

  • 3

    Refuse to participate in any work or plan which may result in a breach of any law by any person or may jeopardise the integrity of the tax system.

Prohibited Practice

It is prohibited to practice the profession of a Tax Agent without completing the registration and receiving accreditation from the FTA. Doing so constitutes a legal offense.

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