POWER OF ATTORNEY FOR VALUE ADDED TAX (VAT)
A Power of Attorney for VAT allows you to appoint one or more agents to represent the company before tax authorities in relation to VAT matters including VAT registration, filing VAT returns, claim refunds, submission of documents, etc.
To register for VAT, some specific documents must be submitted to the Federal Tax Authority (FTA), including the business or trade licence, certificate of incorporation, as well as proof of authorization for the manager or the authorized signatory (e.g. Articles of Association, Board Resolution or a Power of Attorney). Thus, a POA for VAT is one of the mandatory requirements of the FTA, if the company is being represented not by its owner but by a manager or a third party (e.g. tax agent).
This type of Power of Attorney is ideal for authorizing the company’s manager or appointing a tax agent or an accountant specifically to deal with VAT matters on behalf of the company.