Alex France
18
2023
Jun 21, 2023 01:21 PM

Should I pay penalty if I don’t maintain books of account?

Should I pay penalty if I don’t maintain books of account?


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Haritha Surendran
11 months ago

It is mandatory for the companies to maintain the books of accounts for at least 5 years in accordance with the Federal Law No 2 of 2015 on Commercial Companies and the UAE VAT law and relevant free zone laws. Maintaining proper books of accounts is compulsory in the UAE and any violations will attract administrative penalties.


Zara Fatyma
11 months ago

Yes, Maintaining the books of accounts and necessary supporting relevant records of businesses are highly essential. It is mandatory for the businesses to take care of the books of accounts for a minimum of 5 years in accordance with the Federal Law No 2 of 2015 on Commercial Companies and therefore the UAE VAT law and relevant free port laws.


Vishnu Prasad
11 months ago

I am not a legal professional, but I can provide some general information. The requirement to maintain books of account can vary depending on your jurisdiction and the nature of your business activities. In many jurisdictions, businesses are legally obligated to keep accurate and up-to-date financial records.


If you fail to maintain proper books of account as required by law, you may be subject to penalties and consequences. These penalties can vary depending on the specific regulations and the severity of the violation. It is advisable to consult with a qualified accountant or a legal professional familiar with the regulations in your jurisdiction to get accurate and specific advice.


Proper bookkeeping and maintaining accurate financial records are essential for various reasons, including fulfilling tax obligations, managing your business effectively, and providing transparency to stakeholders. It is generally a good practice to maintain organized and accurate financial records, even if there is no legal requirement, as it helps in making informed business decisions and facilitates auditing processes if necessary.


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