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FTA Releases guide on Clarifications on the Law

Posted on 01-May-2018 11:40 PM
FTA Releases guide on Clarifications on the Law

The FTA has published a user guide to allow businesses to raise clarifications directly on specific technical questions to the regulations.

The guide sets out specific definitions to a clarification question, what these requirements are, the process, authorisations required and who can submit a clarification. In addition, the guide is intended to address situations where:

  • There is uncertainty to the matter after analysis of the relevant legislation, regulations and guidance issued by the FTA
  • The submitter has material interest in the matter
  • There has not been previous clarification on this matter from the FTA

This formal clarification should include a range of documents including:

  • The completed soft copy form signed in PDF
  • Any tax guidance you have received
  • A formal letter detailing the facts, legal references, the applicants position or view, the applicable treatment the applicant believes should apply and the specific question that the FTA is asked to clarify
  • If the applicant is not registered, ID (Emirates ID or passport copy) plus proof of authorization
  • If the person is registered, the email sent by the authorised signatory of the registrant

Once submitted the following timescales apply to each application:


Response from FTA

Submission of valid and complete request

Up to 40 business days

Incomplete request

Up to 40 business days from resubmission

Reapplication following FTA response.

Application must provide detailed reasons for disagreement

Up to 20 days from reconsideration request

Further information can be found in the FTA User Guide available for download Here


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