Apply for VAT Registration in Dubai, UAE.

VAT (Value Added Tax) is an indirect tax that was first applied to the majority of goods and enterprises at a very low rate of 5%. Even though the UAE government has exempted food items, healthcare services, and education from VAT, residents may still see a slight increase in their cost of living. It is important to keep in mind, nevertheless, that a little increase in VAT will not put a significant impact on household budgets while still enabling good living standards to increase.

Businesses must alter their current procedures in order to comply with VAT and related legal requirements. Businesses must make sure that their accounts or records are properly kept in accordance with the new VAT requirements put in place by the government as of January 1,2018.

According to the Federal Tax Authority, businesses in the UAE that supply and import products and services that are subject to tax and have annual sales above AED 375,000 are required to register for VAT. According to FTA, all enterprises must make sure that their financial activities are recorded, aside from fulfilling the requirements for VAT registration, and that ledgers are updated on time to avoid fines.

The Federal Tax Authority (FTA) is mandated by law to make it clear that only those individuals may apply for a VAT Registration Exception if 100% of their supplies or sales are zero-rated. Exporters who choose to forego any type of VAT registration are required to notify the FTA authority in advance of their decision using the VAT Registration form.

The application for an exception will undoubtedly be approved if the higher authority discovers such a logical method behind the scenes.

Requirements for VAT Registration

A few documents are necessary in order to register with the VAT in the UAE. Registration considerations depend on the organization’s type.

The following documents are required for a businessman filing for a VAT certificate on their own behalf:

  • A signed request letter from the applicant
  • a copy of their resident permit
  • And a passport.

The following requirements must be met before a businessman can register as an authority:

  • Decree copies
  • A copy of the Act of Incorporation; 
  • A letter of application with an authorized signature.

The following criteria must be met in order for a Dubai-based company to register for VAT:

  • A letter of application from the applicant that has been approved by the business
  • Copy of a trading license.

How can we help you?

We at FZ Business Consultancy will assist you in establishing your business in UAE without any unusual costs and constraints. Our consultants with years of experience will make the procedure hassle-free for you. Email us at for your queries.

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