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Corporate Tax implications on natural persons in the UAE

Corporate Tax implications on natural persons in the UAE

The UAE corporate tax regime is a self-assessment regime, which means that a natural person is responsible for assessing whether they are within the scope of Corporate Tax, and whether they will need to fulfill any corporate tax obligations.


A natural person is required to register for Corporate Tax only if he/she falls within the scope of the Corporate Tax. The scope is assessed based on the following conditions:

  • He/she is a resident natural person for corporate purposes;
  • He/she is a non-resident natural person for corporate tax purposes with permanent establishment in the UAE;
  • He/she carries on business/business activities in respect of which total turnover in excess of AED 1 million (within a Gregorian calendar year) is derived; and
  • The turnover is not derived from wage, personal investment and real estate investment.


Natural Persons include sole establishments and individual partners in an unincorporated partnership that conduct business/business activities in the UAE.


Turnover threshold determination

  • Turnover from all the business activities conducted by a natural person should be taken into consideration in order to determine threshold limit of AED 1 million.
  • The total turnover is the sum of all the income before any expenses are deducted.
  • The turnover should be determined on an accrual basis unless and otherwise a person follows cash basis of accounting in their system.

Tax period

  • The tax period of a natural person shall be Gregorian calendar year, which means the first tax period would be 2024 Gregorian calendar year.
  • For the businesses that are set up during the calendar year 2024, tax period would be the period from the date of commencement of business to the calendar year end.


  • A natural person shall have only one Tax registration number (TRN) for Corporate Tax for all his business activities.
  • Application for de-registration should be made only if he/she has ceased conducting all of his/her business activities.
  • Eligibility for small business relief does not prevent a person from registering for Corporate Tax if he/she has met with the conditions for registration.


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Why Spectrum Auditing?

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