Criteria for registering for VAT

Mandatory registration:A business must register for VAT if its taxable supplies and imports or taxable expenses exceed AED 375,000 during last 12 months.

Voluntary registration:It is optional for businesses whose taxable supplies and imports or taxable expenses exceed AED 187,500 but do not exceed AED 375,000 during last 12 months.

Taxable supplies: For the purposes of understanding whether a registration obligation exists, a taxable supply refers to a supply of goods or services made by a business in the UAE that may be taxed at a rate of either 5% or 0%. Imports are also taken into consideration for this purpose, if a supply of such goods or services would be taxable if made within the UAE.

How to register for VAT?

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, whether to register as voluntary option or mandatory option, weather to register as a Tax Group or a Standalone etc.

A business house pays the government the tax that it collects from the customers, but at the same time it receives a refund from the government on tax that it has paid to its suppliers in the form of adjustment against tax collected from customers.

Foreign businesses may also recover the VAT they incur when visiting the UAE by complying with certain conditions.

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.

Trade license copy of the company

Documents identifying the authorized signatory e.g. passport copy, Emirates ID

Turnover for the last 12 months in AED (please check the registration Criteria)

Supporting document for 12-month sales

Details of Bank Account

Expected turnover in next 30 days

Supporting documents for customs registration in each Emirates if applicable.

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

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

How Spectrum can help you?

Spectrum can register the business for obtaining TRN number. We have a dedicated team of professionals who can handle registration and take care of all aspects in a step by step process. We collect the documents and information that are required for VAT registration and fill the form after creation of user id and password of your choice and follow-up for the status after submitting the form for registration.

Spectrum Auditing and Accounting is an end-to-end accounting and audit services company and is a registered VAT Consulting firm based in Dubai. We offer VAT Agent &VAT Audit services in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Ras Al Khaimah, Fujairah, Ajman, Umm Al Quwain covering the whole of UAE. We provide a comprehensive portfolio of VAT services ranging from Tax Advisory Services, VAT Implementation Services, VAT Return Filing, VAT Compliance Review, TAX Consultancy Services and Tax Agent Services apart from Tax Audit Service.

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