VAT Registration in UAE

VAT Registration is mandatory for companies and individuals doing businesses in the UAE, having an annual turnover of more than AED 375,000/-. UAE is going to implement VAT with effect from 1st January 2018. All companies / individuals coming under above threshold limit (subject to the provisions of the relevant law) have to register for VAT on or before 31st December 2017.

Registration for VAT in the UAE is an online process which is accessible in the Federal Tax Authority’s online portal. Before proceeding for VAT registration, the applicant should consider various aspects such as, weather to register as voluntary option or mandatory option, weather to register as a Tax Group or a Standalone etc. To proceed with VAT Registration please click

VAT Registration in UAE

Documents and information required for VAT Registration in the UAE:

Before applying for VAT Registration, below mentioned documents are required to be kept ready. The soft copies of the documents should also be uploaded along with the application.

  • Documents identifying the authorized signatory e.g. passport copy, Emirates ID
  • Trade license copy of the company
  • Other official documents authorizing the entity/individual to conduct activities within the UAE e.g. certificate of incorporation, articles of association, power of attorney etc.
  • Description of business activities
  • Turnover for the last 12 months in AED
  • Supporting document for 12-month sales
  • Expected turnover in next 30 days
  • Estimated value of imports for one year from each GCC countries
  • Estimated value of exports for one year to each GCC countries
  • Whether you expect to deal with GCC suppliers or customers
  • Supporting documents for customs registration in each Emirates if applicable.
  • Details of Bank Account

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VAT Deregistration in UAE

Who Has to Apply for VAT De-Registration in UAE?

VAT deregistration of TRN from the FTA is required in certain cases. Following are the scenarios when a VAT Registered person should go for De-Registration.

  1. 1. If he stops making Taxable Supplies.
  2. 2. If the value of the Taxable Supplies made over a period of (12) consecutive months is less than the Voluntary Registration Threshold ie, AED 187,500/ and he does not anticipate that they’ll cross the Voluntary registration threshold during the coming 30-days.

How to Apply for VAT Deregistration in UAE?

VAT Deregistration for VAT in the UAE is an online process which can be accessed through the Federal Tax Authority’s online portal. Before proceeding for VAT Deregistration, the applicant should consider various aspects such as turnover requirements or discontinuation of business etc.

The Registrant must apply to the Authority for de-registration in accordance with the cases mentioned above, within (20) business days of the occurrence of any of them.

The Authority shall accept a Registrant’s application for deregistration where the above two conditions are met.

Once you open the online web portal for deregistration for VAT in the UAE, the following screen will be visible.

If the registered person doesn’t deregister within the prescribed time period as per the law, it will attract penalty from the Authority.

Once the FTA confirms acceptance of your de-registration application form, you will be notified the message of “Deregistration Pre-Approval”. The status of your de-registration in the dashboard will be changed to ‘Pre-Approved’.

You shall also be required to submit a final tax return which will be generated by the system in the “VAT returns” section. You will receive an email and an SMS notification informing you of the status of the application and requesting you to complete the payment of the outstanding liabilities

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