Businesses with revenue over USD 100,000 must comply with the VAT regulations in UAE. As part of the introduction of VAT in the UAE, the Financial Tax Authority (FTA) identified an immediate requirement for Tax Agents. The FTA Tax Agent Exam is mandatory if you wish to fulfill this role. By completing the FTA Tax Agent Exam and becoming a qualified Tax Agent, you can support the organisations that need to comply with the new VAT regulations. The exam is based on the UAE VAT compliance Diploma, offered exclusively by PwC’s Academy Middle East.
Since the introduction of VAT in the GCC, we have provided 5000+ candidates like you the knowledge and skills to implement the VAT legislation for the country and their respective organisation and enabled them to ensure that their businesses are tax compliant.
The VAT Compliance Diploma is a globally recognised tax qualification awarded by the Association of Taxation Technicians (ATT). This is offered in exclusive partnership with Tolley, the leading provider worldwide of practical tax training. With this Diploma, you will gain in-depth practical knowledge of the VAT legislation and the application of the framework in your country.
The syllabus and certification is tailored to the respective legislation in the GCC:
- United Arab Emirates (UAE)
- Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA)
Who is it for?
This is the right choice for you if you are a Tax manager, Finance manager, a Tax lawyer or consultant responsible for the administration of VAT in your organisation or if you are in a VAT regulatory role in the private or public sector.
It can also be a great booster to earn the Diploma if you are exploring a career as a tax professional.
Note: The UAE VAT Compliance Diploma is one of the mandatory requirements to become a Tax Agent in UAE.
How do I earn the VAT Compliance Diploma?
The programme is designed to suit learning preferences of professionals. You complete four practical modules in-class through learning and testing, and earn the diploma by attempting a final exam. You can also choose a self-study programme to suit your pace of learning.
When you have completed the final diploma exam, you will be awarded the VAT Compliance Diploma from the Association of Taxation Technicians*. The certificate will be specific to the country for which you have been examined.
Note: The designatory letters "ATT" cannot be put after your name when you complete the VAT Compliance Diploma.
*In order to earn the VAT Compliance Diploma (non UK), participants must register as a student with the Association of Taxation Technicians (ATT) at https://pilot-portal.tax.org.uk/er
How do I register for the exam?
Follow these steps to register for the VAT Compliance Diploma (non-UK):
- Log in to the Association of Taxation Technicians website
- Register as a new student
- Enter home and work address details
- Select the jurisdiction paper you will sit for
- Complete payment for VAT Compliance Diploma Student Registration – 3 years: £50
You will receive an email from ATT once registered as a student. You can get more information here: 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.
More about the Qualification
The Association of Taxation Technicians (ATT) is the leading professional body for providing UK tax compliance services. Their primary charitable objective is to promote education and the study of tax administration and practice. One of the key aims of ATT is to provide an appropriate qualification for individuals who undertake tax compliance work. ATT has over 8,300 Members and Fellows, and over 5,000 students. Members use the practising title ‘Taxation Technician’ or ‘Taxation Technician (Fellow)’ respectively. To know more about ATT, please click here: https://www.att.org.uk/
Meet our trainers
Halil is a senior tax subject matter expert with 10+ years of experience in tax consultancy, implementation and tax training. He brings eight years of consultancy experience to his role as a subject matter expert and as a tax lecturer.
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Let’s say despite the pandemic, I made it! I began studying for the UAE VAT Compliance Diploma before the pandemic. Due to the restrictions in between, I took a couple of VAT lectures online and they were as effective as the face-to-face sessions…Rizwan Rahat
Thankfully it's always a pleasure to be associated with PwC by any means specially with the PWC dubai team.."Marina Variava
I attended the VAT Compliance Diploma course at PwC's Academy and enjoyed every moment of it. A huge thanks to the knowledgeable lecturer who made a tax course fun and easy, with a professional attitude.Reem Abu Namous
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