All the businesses registered under VAT will not be audited. FTA will choose randomly and select the companies who are required to be audited. The decision to audit a company will be FTA’s choice.
They will ask the businesses to submit the information which will be verified with the VAT returns submitted. Also, the authority might check the sales and purchase invoices and review the books of accounts along with the VAT returns submitted to FTA. & the relevant supporting documents like tax invoices, credit notes, export documents, contracts etc. to ensure the compliance with the UAE VAT Law.
The FTA may choose any business or taxable person for VAT Audit in UAE based on various factors observed through the procedures like a review of VAT returns submitted, Vat refund application processes, Voluntary disclosures submitted, clarifications provided etc. or even when the authority receives or identifies sufficient reason to believe that a Tax Audit is required on a taxable person.
Hence, the FTA may start the VAT Audit in UAE when it has reason to believe that a taxable person needs to be audited. FTA will notify the business at least 5 days in advance. FTA will conduct tax audit in official working hours.
Further, the Federal Tax Authority may ask any such records or document in addition to some specified in the above list.
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