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FTA Tax Agent Exam
FTA Tax Agent Exam
Get ready for VAT in the UAE
Get ready for VAT in the UAE

As part of the introduction of VAT in the UAE, the FTA has identified an immediate requirement for Tax Agents.  The FTA Tax Agent Exam is mandatory if you wish to fulfill this role and you will then be qualified to conduct valuable work across the UAE.

Businesses with revenue over USD 100,000 must register and be ready for VAT implementation and compliance by 1 January 2018. By completing the FTA Tax Agent Exam and becoming a qualified Tax Agent you can support the many companies that will need to comply with the new VAT regulations.

On successful completion of this exam, candidates will also receive a diploma that is a globally recognised tax qualification offered by the Association of Taxation Technicians (ATT).

Compliance Diploma
Compliance Diploma
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FTA Tax Agent Exam

The FTA Tax Agent Exam gives an in-depth practical knowledge of the UAE VAT legislation and a clear understanding of the principles of VAT and application of the legislation.

The programme is in a modular format and is split into four manageable sections of learning and testing, followed by a final diploma exam. Participants can choose from one of the multiple study options to suit their own pace of learning.

Participants will gain:

  • Assignments and practice questions to prepare for assessments
  • Access to online learning resources and mock assessments
  • The option to choose the timing of the online examination

Those attending training courses will gain:

  • Comprehensive training by tax specialists and industry experts
  • Access to VAT experts from PwC

On successful completion of the final diploma exam participants will be awarded the VAT Compliance Diploma from the Association Taxation Technicians. This is specific to the country laws for which participants have been examined. Please note that the designatory letters "ATT" cannot be put after your name with the VAT Compliance Diploma**.

** In order to earn the UAE VAT Compliance Diploma, participants must register with the Association of Taxation Technicians (ATT) by visiting the following website https://pilot-portal.tax.org.uk/ and pay an initial registration fee of £50. Check the ATT Registration procedure tab for more details.

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FTA Tax Agent Exam

We offer multiple study options to suit the diverse time commitments and learning styles of professionals:

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FTA Tax Agent Exam

The FTA Tax Agent Exam is mandatory if you wish to fulfill the tax agent role and you will then be qualified to conduct valuable work across the UAE.

About Association of Taxation Technicians (ATT):

The Association of Taxation Technicians is a charity and is the leading professional body for those providing UK tax compliance services. Their primary objective is to promote education and the study of tax administration and practice. One of their key aims is to provide an appropriate qualification for individuals who undertake tax compliance work.

The Association has over 8,300 members and Fellows, together with over 5,000 students. Members and Fellows use the practising title 'Taxation Technician' or 'Taxation Technician (Fellow)' respectively. The members are qualified by examination and practical experience. They commit to the highest standards of professional conduct and ensure that their tax knowledge is constantly kept up to date. Members may be found in private practice, commerce and industry, government and academia. To know more about ATT, please click here: https://www.att.org.uk/

Participants must complete the following steps to register as a student for the VAT Compliance Diploma (non UK):

  • Step 1: Login to the Association of Taxation Technicians website
  • Step 2: Register as a new student. Enter personal details
  • Step 3: Enter Home and Work address details
  • Step 4: Select the jurisdiction paper you will sit for
  • Step 5: Complete payment for VAT Compliance Diploma Student Registration – 3 years : £50
  • Participants will receive an email from ATT once registered as a student.


For more information, please go to https://www.att.org.uk/our-qualifications/att-vat-compliance-diploma

Note: Exam modules A,B,C,D must be taken in order and passed BEFORE you can register for the Final exam.

Before registering for the UAE Federal Tax Authority tax agent exam, please ensure that you first review the requirements for UAE tax agents at https://tax.gov.ae/en/tax-support/tax-agents/how-to-become-a-tax-agentand receive a ‘pre-approval’ after completing the tax agent registration form
Course structure

The programme is split into four manageable modules of learning and testing, followed by a final diploma exam.

Module A

In this module, participants will cover:

  • General principles
  • Registration
  • Definition of supplies
  • Liability of supply
  • Zero rating
  • Exemption
  • Deemed and self supplies
  • Value of the supply

Module B

In this module participants will cover:

  • Time of supply
  • Input tax -when to recover
  • Partial exemption
  • VAT records and returns
  • Accounting for VAT
  • Bad debt relief

Module C

In this module participants will cover:

  • International aspects -goods
  • International aspects –services
  • Penalties for errors and omissions
  • Refunds, repayments and other charges
  • The authority powers, appeals and assessments

Module D

In this module participants will cover:

  • Transfers of ownership of a business
  • VAT groups
  • Special schemes for VAT
  • Land and buildings
  • Capital goods -special schemes
  • Excise tax
  • Role of a tax agent


There are no scheduled dates for this course. Fill out the form to check future dates or deliver the course in-house

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