VAT & Excise Service

VAT Registration

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Value Added Tax or VAT is a tax on the consumption or use of goods and services levied at each point of sale. VAT is a form of indirect tax and is levied in more than 180 countries around the world. The end-consumer ultimately bears the cost. Businesses collect and account for the tax on behalf of the government. Value Added Tax (VAT) was introduced in the UAE on 1 January 2018. The rate of VAT is 5 percent. All businesses with annual revenue of Dh 375,000 or more are required to submit their VAT registration online applications within 30 days of being required to be registering.

Type Of Vat Registration:

Mandatory Registration:- It is mandatory for the businesses to register themselves if:-

a. Taxable supplies in previous 12 months is more than AED 375000 or

b. Taxable supplies in next 30 days going to exceeded AED 375000

Voluntary Registration:-  Any business that doesn’t meet the mandatory registration criteria and falls into the following classifications may opt for a voluntary registration if :-

a. Taxable supplies or taxable expenses in previous 12 months is more than AED 187500 or

b. Taxable supplies or taxable expenses in next 30 days going to exceeded AED 187500

Type Of Vat Registration:

Documents Required for VAT registration

  • A valid email address & UAE contact number
  • Copy of valid Trade License
  • Certificate of Incorporation/ Registration Certificate (if applicable)
  • Copy of emirates ID and passport of the owner/partners & manager
  • Contact number and email of Authorized signatory /manager
  • Memorandum of Association (MOA)
  • Contact Details of company (complete address & P.O Box with emirate)
  • Primary bank account details including IBAN
  • Details of sales & purchase in previous 12 months along with proof
  • Expected revenue and expense for the next 30 days
  • Supporting documents for customs registration in each Emirates (if applicable)