A VAT audit is a process of investigating the financial data & records of taxpayers in the UAE. With a VAT audit, the Federal Tax Authority (FTA) determines the accuracy of the taxpayer’s VAT liability. After that, it also monitors whether the taxpayer complies with the relevant UAE VAT laws or not.
Why is VAT audit essential?
A Vat refund Dubai is essential to understand compliance with the UAE VAT laws. You will understand your internal tax procedures related to UAE’s VAT law. The first step is to identify the areas of non-compliance and rectify them within the framework of UAE laws. Therefore, you must be adequately prepared to assess your compliance before the FTA conducts a VAT audit
FTA tax audit process
Before the VAT audit, FTA sends a notification to taxpayers at least five days in advance. Taxpayers must keep all VAT returns documents as well as other supporting evidence. Moreover, the employees responsible for accounting and taxation records must also be present to facilitate the audit process. These records include:
Supply invoices as well as receipts
Tax invoices from suppliers and related documents
Tax credit notes
Documents showing the proof of imports and exports
Non-deducted input tax records
Tax auditors need all these documents for assessment. They keep an eye on all the discrepancies in payments, receipts, as well as documentation of all VAT-specific transactions. Therefore, any suspicious information or missing data is listed and rechecked for irregularities.
FTA tax audit process
We have been a leading provider of VAT audit services since its implementation. With a dedicated team of tax experts & diverse experience of over 35 years, we have the right resources & expertise to provide outstanding VAT audit services in the Emirates.
Along with coordinating with Tax Authorities throughout the audit, we provide the tax auditors with the relevant documents, records, data, and information about finances, stock inventory, & assets for a detailed examination. NR Doshi’s VAT experts prepare a VAT audit checklist to ensure a proper review following the UAE VAT law. Lastly, we have successfully represented the client from various industry verticals, thereby complying with FTA’s rules.