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VAT Group Registration
Page last updated:: Thursday, February 17, 2022
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  • Type

    Registration

  • Service Category

    From Government to Business, From Government to Government

  • Service Channels

  • Obligation to Sign-up

    Applicable.

  • Categories of Customers

    All legal persons entitled to register as a VAT group with the FTA.

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  • Service Card Rating

VAT Group Registration
  • Service Description
    Through this service, the FTA registers a group of persons as one taxable person.
  • Channels and working hours
    e-Services platform:
    24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Service Fees Details
    Free
  • Estimated Time to Submit Application
    45 Minutes.
  • Estimated Time to Complete Application by the FTA
    20 business days from the date the completed application was received.
  • Required Documents and Forms
    • Valid Trade License / Business License for each of the members.
    • Passport / Emirates ID of the authorized signatory.
    • Proof of authorization for the authorized signatory.
    • Monthly turnover declaration for the specified periods that is signed and stamped by the authorized signatory on the entity’s printed letterhead, and supporting financial documents such as: invoices, purchase orders, title deeds, and lease agreements.
    • Group structure showing the representative member and the group members (stamped and signed by the authorized signatory).
    • Stamped and signed no objection letters from each of the members to authorize the representative member to represent the group.
    • A copy of the legislation that establishes the entity in case the registration request was in relation to a federal / local government entity.

  • Procedures and Steps
    1. Sign-up for an e-Services account through the FTA’s website and activate it.
    2. Access the e-Services account dashboard.
    3. Click on “Add New Taxable Person”.
    4. Click on “Register for Tax Group”.
    5. Complete the registration process.

  • FAQs

    1. Can a tax group be formed if the total taxable supplies of the members pf the group are less than the mandatory threshold?

    A tax group cannot be formed if total taxable supplies, imports of concerned goods, and imports of concerned services by the members of the group do not exceed the mandatory registration threshold.

    2. Is it possible to add sole establishments or branches to the tax group?

    It is not possible to add sole establishments or branches to the tax group, as they and their owner are regarded as the same person for tax purposes.

    3. Is it a prerequisite that all members are previously registered for VAT in the UAE?

    No, it is not a prerequisite that all members are previously registered for VAT in the UAE.

  • Relevant Publications
  • Terms & Conditions
    1. Each member has to be a legal person and has a place of establishment or a fixed establishment in the UAE.
    2. All members must be related parties.
    3. One or more members conducting business in a partnership controls the others.
    4. Each member must be making taxable supplies or importing concerned goods or concerned services.

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