According to the Federation Tax Authority ( FTA) if a person or category has violated provision of tax legislation can apply to authority regarding reduction or waiver of the fine imposed . The condition is that the excuse should be accepted by the authority and there is evidence which justify the existence of the excuse as well as the violation which has led to the imposition of fine.
The commission stated that under Cabinet Resolution 51 of 2021 amending the executive regulations of the Federal Law on Tax Procedures a group or individual found to have violated the provision of law or tax law will be able to apply for a reduction or waiving of fine imposed to the authority. It will be done in accordance with a set of controls.
The committees studied that the number of cases of violations of the law was 100 per 100,000 while the number of cases of violations of the law was 100 per 100,000.
The Authority confirmed that under this amendment offense made will not be accepted if it is established that the person's violation was intentional. The excuse is accepted on the basis of a decision by a tripartite committee formed by a decision of the Director-General of the Authority. The committee will be competent to study, accept or reject the excuse, with the Authority issuing its decision to reduce administrative fines or exemption during (40) working days from the date of receipt of the application.
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The request for the reduction or waiver of the penalty needs to be filed within 10 days of the release of notification