Requirements For VAT Registration

Steps And Requirements VAT Registration In UAE

Under the value-added tax (VAT) system implemented on January 1, 2018. UAE VAT registration is mandatory for businesses with annual revenue exceeding AED 375,000 ($102,000).

Registration to the FTA requires a sound basis for the registration, preparation of the necessary evidence, and documentation to proceed without delays or issues. Therefore preparation and planning are key to minimising issues, potential risks, and penalties.

Here are the steps and requirements for VAT registration in the UAE:

1. Determine your business’s eligibility for VAT registration.

To determine your business’s eligibility for VAT registration, you need to consider the following:

2. Register your business with the Federal Tax Authority (FTA).

To register your business for VAT, you must register it with the Federal Tax Authority (FTA). To do this, below is a summary of the minimum requirements:

3. Obtain a Tax Registration Number (TRN).

Once you have registered your business with the FTA, you will receive a Tax Registration Number (TRN). This number is unique to your business and will be used for all your VAT-related activities.

To comply with VAT requirements, you need to comply with the provisions as a taxpayer as set out in the Executive Regulations. Ideally, you should set up a VAT accounting system that tracks your business’s VAT-related activities to help with the VAT reporting. This includes:

VAT returns must be filed regularly, typically quarterly, or monthly. To file a VAT Return, you need to: