PAYMENT USER GUIDE OF FTA
The payment user guide of May 2018 was issued to aid the users for completing the payment of the tax vie e- Dirham or credit card, via bank transfer in the form of local transfer or international transfer of the tax which was due.
It specifies various steps that are to be followed for making payments via different modes.
Steps to be followed for making payment via e dirham or credit card
Firstly the user has to navigate to the tab which displays the option of “ My Payments”. The user is then required to enter the amount which it wants to pay under the relevant box and is further required to click on the “ my payment” option. Selecting this option would direct the user to the “ Payment Information screen to further proceed with the payment and a user can select the “ pay now” button for directing to the e- Dirham gateway. Once a user is redirected to the e- Dirham gateway, he/ she would be able to make the payment either through an e- Dirham card or credit card. After the payment is successfully processed and the transaction is confirmed, the user would be redirected to the FTA’s website.
2. Steps to be followed for making payment via Bank Transfer (GIBAN) ie Local Transfer
GIBAN is a unique IBAN number provided by the FTA which is given to every taxable person with the aid of which one can transfer funds from certain UAE financial institution. who can make a fund transfer. This method is only used for the purpose of settling any outstanding VAT and Excise Tax amounts which is payable including tax and penalties.
In order to pay the due amount using GIBAN, the following steps:
Firstly, the user is required to log in to e-Services for procuring the GIBAN which is different for VAT and excise tax from the dashboard. A user is further required to log in to the bank account and add FTA as a beneficiary using the GIBAN number and FTA details if he/she uses online banking for transferring the funds. Next, the user is required to go to the fund transfer/ domestic transfer section of its online banking portal and to enter the amount which he/she has to pay. Once the user proceeds with the payment, GIBAN would be validated and the transaction would be processed accordingly. After completing the payment, the user is required to log in to e-services and to visit my payments tab for the purpose of checking whether the transaction has been reflected under the transaction history box or not.
3. Steps to be followed for making payment via bank transfer ( GIBAN) ie International Transfer
A user has to adhere to the following steps if he/she intends to make an international transfer for paying the due amount using GIBAN form a which bank is based outside the UAE:
Firstly, a user is required to log in to e-Services for the purpose of obtaining its GIBAN which is different from VAT and Excise Tax from the dashboard. After this, the user is required to visit its bank for the purpose of making the transfer through the teller. The user would be required to provide its bank the details such as the GIBAN as the “ Beneficiary IBAN”, the Federal Tax Authority as the Beneficiary IBAN and as the Account with Institution and also the amount which it wishes to transfer in AED. Further, the user would be required to highlight to its bank the amount which needs to be transferred to the beneficiary in the UAE. With this, GIBAN would be validated and the transaction would be processed within 3-4 days. Further, in order to check whether the transaction has been reflected or not, the user would be required to go to “My Payments”.