New UAE Weekend: Possible Impact On Tax Deadlines


New UAE Weekend: Possible Impact On Tax Deadlines

What is New?

As of 1st January 2022, the UAE adopts a four-and-a-half day working week, with Friday afternoon, Saturday and Sunday forming the new weekend for Federal Government Departments.

Possible Impact On Tax Return Filling & Payment

  • The due date for submitting tax returns and payment of tax is the 28th day following the end of the tax period.
  • If the due date falls on a weekend or a national holiday, the deadline is extended to the next working day.
  • If the 28th day after the tax period falls on a new weekend day, this may impact the deadlines for filing and payment of tax.

Possible Impact on other tax procedures

The new weekend may also impact timelines for other tax procedures:

  • Tax registration, deregistration and amendment of data.
  • Issuance of tax assessments and administrative penalties assessments.
  • Tax dispute resolution.

Key Takeaway

  • Taxpayers should consider the possible impact of the new weekend on timelines for tax filing, payment and other tax procedures.
  • Failing to meet the prescribed timelines may result into exposure to penalties, or in losing the right to dispute decisions.

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Markus Susilo
Markus Susilo
Partner- Payroll and Indirect Tax
Michel Ruitenberg
  Partner DIFC - Indirect Taxes