October 13 2020

The Federal Tax Authority introduces new version of the eDirham across its official channels to pay due taxes

Source: IBFD Tax Research Platform News

The UAE Federal Tax Authority (FTA) confirms the approval of a new generation of eDirham as a payment channel for paying due taxes.

The new eDirhams generation will replace the old version, which will be suspended and will not be available to use for FTA transactions as from the beginning of November 2020.

The new generation of eDirham includes 3 cards with different benefits:

  • The 'Hala Card' is a card suitable for new customers who want to make one-time payments. No registration or documents are required, and the card can be topped-up with a balance of up to AED 3,500;
  • The 'Gold Card' is a prepaid card with multiple recharge options, suitable for regular payments and multiple transactions. This card requires registration to provide an additional level of security; and
  • The 'Premium Card' is a customisable prepaid card that requires registration. It is suitable for individual and corporate customers with high balances without a maximum recharge limit.

The FTA press release was published on 12 October 2020 and is available on the FTA's official website.