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VAT Registration
Page last updated:: Thursday, February 17, 2022
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VAT Registration
  • Service Description
    Through this service, the FTA registers certain persons for VAT to allow them to obtain a Tax Registration Number and fulfill their obligations.
  • 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 Licence / Business Licence.
    • Passport/Emirates ID of the authorised signatory.
    • Proof of authorisation for the authorised signatory.
    • Monthly turnover declaration for the specified periods that is signed and stamped by the authorised signatory on the entity’s printed letterhead, and supporting financial documents such as: invoices, purchase orders, title deeds, and lease agreements.
    • 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 VAT”.
    5. Complete the registration process.
  • FAQs

    1. Who is obliged to register for VAT?

    UAE-resident businesses who make taxable supplies in the UAE must mandatorily register for VAT provided the value of their taxable supplies and imports in the last 12 months exceeded, or is expected to exceed in the next 30 days, the mandatory registration threshold of AED 375,000. Non-UAE-resident businesses who make taxable supplies in the UAE must also mandatorily register for VAT, regardless of the value of its taxable supplies and imports, where there is no other person obligated to pay the due tax on these supplies in the UAE.

     

    2. Who may to register for VAT?

    UAE-resident businesses who make taxable supplies in the UAE may voluntarily register for VAT if the value of their taxable supplies and imports, or taxable expenses, incurred in the last 12 months exceeded, or is expected to exceed in the next 30 days, the voluntary registration threshold of AED 187,500.

     

    3. When will the VAT registration certificate be received?

    The soft copy of the VAT registration certificate will be available on the registrants e-Services account dashboard. However, the registrant, where required, may access the service by clicking here.

  • Terms & Conditions
    1. Registration provisions apply to any natural or legal person conducting business in the UAE, even if the person has no trade licence.
    2. The person required to register for VAT must file a registration application with the FTA within 30 days of being required to register.

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