Who is a Tax Agent?

A Tax Agent is an FTA-registered person appointed by the tax registrants and represented before the tax authority, helping them in evaluating the tax liabilities and the activities concerned with the tax rights. The tax agent acts as a legal delegate for a company in tax-related issues. The certified tax agents ensure the compliance of the business with tax liabilities.

The role of a tax agent is to help the businesses to be tax compliant, however, it is not mandatory for a taxable person to hire a tax agent. Hiring a tax agent does not ease the taxable person from their obligations, rather the person is ultimately responsible for the FTA dealings on their behalf.

What is the difference between Tax agents and Tax consultants in UAE?

A tax agent in the UAE is a person or organization that is authorized by the Federal Tax Authority (FTA) to represent taxpayers in their dealings with the FTA, including registering for taxes, filing tax returns, and communicating with the FTA on behalf of the taxpayer.

A tax consultant, on the other hand, is a professional who provides advice and guidance on tax-related matters, but may not necessarily be authorized by the FTA to represent taxpayers in their dealings with the authority.

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