Documents Required for VAT Registration in Dubai

Value Added Tax (VAT)

Documents Required for Registration in VAT

VAT in Dubai

UAE is going to implement Value Added Tax (VAT) from January 01, 2018. Value Added Tax (VAT) is a form of indirect tax which is applied on the consumption of goods or services at the point of sale.

VAT Registration Dubai

VAT in UAE is going to be charged at each stage of the supply chain. The tax percentage will be 5 per cent and the end user will generally bear the VAT cost while the general businesses will collect the tax on behalf of the government. Businesses can claim for the VAT Refund from the government.

Requirements for VAT Registration

Businesses who are generating a minimum annual income of AED 375,000 as confirmed by their financial records are required for the mandatory registration.

How to register for VAT in UAE?

VAT registration require some official documents. Before submission of an application some important documents must be completed. Businesses will get VAT registration in the form of a VAT certificate, with the help of official documents. Every VAT certificate will have a specific identification number. The identification number will be essential for all the tasks to be carried out for VAT in UAE.

Documents required for VAT registration

To register for VAT in UAE, businesses must complete the required documents. The process for VAT registration and fee submission will be done online. Following documents are required for the registration of VAT in UAE.

  1. Copy of Trade License (should not be expired)
  2. Passport copy of the owner/partners who owns the license
  3. Copy of emirates ID of the owner/partners who owns the license
  4. Memorandum of Association (MOA) (not necessary for sole establishments)
  5. Contact Details of company (complete address & P.O Box)
  6. Concerned person contact details (Mobile Number, E-mail)
  7. Bank Details including IBAN
  8. Owner has any other entities?
  9. Income statement for the last 12 months (should be signed & Stamped)
  10. Expected revenue and expense for the next 30 days after VAT implementation
  11. Are they exporting or importing?
  12. Are they dealing with any custom department? If yes, then attach VAT Registration Letter.
  13. Are they doing business with any GCC country? (Country name)
  14. If they are representing more than one entity, whether they want one tax group number for all the entities or separate tax numbers for each

The submission of the documents will be done online. After online VAT registration, you will get the Tax Registration Number (TRN) from Federal Tax Authority (FTA) within the duration of 2-3 weeks.

SAB is providing the services of VAT Accounting and we will take care of the VAT Accounting and Bookkeeping and save your business from facing any penalties and fines.

VAT Return filing format is available on the Federal Tax Authority (FTA) website with the title of 'VAT201 - VAT Return'.

SAB Tax Agent

SAB Auditing of Accounts is a certified Tax Agent in UAE. Our Tax Experts have handled and controlled a lot of situations and provided the best suitable solutions to the companies to corroborate that businesses will constantly operate in a smooth and best possible way.

To be a certified tax agency in the country, which means that the firm met the high standards of the government to become a tax agent in UAE.

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406 thoughts on “Documents Required for VAT Registration in Dubai

  • Hello !!

    We are a Petroleum Trading company and are looking forward to tie-up with a relevant organisation for handling our VAT registration, Accounting and Taxation.

    Some information about our company.

    1) Employee Strength range 50-100
    2) Annual Turnover 1 million dirhams.
    3) HQ Location Dubai.

    While we would disclose more information about the company at a later stage, we would like to obtain the following information from you for us to take it forward.

    1) Quotation for doing tax return on quarterly basis
    2) Empanelment process for the Tie-up. Documentation required from our end.
    3) Your estimated quotation to handle our Company’s VAT registration, Accounting and Taxation.
    4) Any other relevant information that you would like to share.

    Would be great to receive a rough proposal from your end for the above with price breakdown.

    Looking forward to your reply.

    Thx n Rgds,
    Vishal Sodhi

    • Good Afternoon Mr. Vishal!

      Hope you are enjoying your weekend. Kindly check your inbox or trash or spam to find the detailed email from SAB Auditing of Accounts.

      Hope to hear from you soon! 🙂

    • Good Afternoon,
      We are SME company dealing with supply of Sanitary wares, recently ONLY received a TRN number from FTA if VAT certificate is mandatory how do we apply for the same what are the charges? when do we need to file returns is it monthly how this is to be filed kindly send me a link, do we need to prepare financial statement every month to file returns. We do not have a software yet preparing invoice manually. Please guide do you provide VAT training if yes provide your contact number. thanks a lot in advance

      • You can apply for the VAT Certificate from your FTA portal,On your portal there is a button of ‘My payments’, go there and select ‘Printed Tax Registration Number Certificate’ and then write down your TRN and pay AED 500 through your credit card and apply for the Certificate. On the VAT Certificate, it will mentioned that when to file the VAT Returns and yes we do provide VAT Training as well as we have Customized VAT Compliant Software. Contact: +971 50 181 2155. Thanks!

  • Hello,
    We are Dubai based logistics / Freight Forwarding company, Would you please advise me on which amount VAT is applicable ? On total Invoice amount / gross profit amount or only on our services charges amount in a particular invoice..?
    & what about VAT Return ??? 1st we have to file VAT on monthly basis & when & how we will file VAT Return ??

    Thanks.
    Asif

      • Can we have your reply on the above query i.e. on which amount VAT is applicable ,Total Invoice Amount , Service charges amount shown seperately in a particular Invoice. Above all how the turnover is to be calculated for the purpose of UAE VAT registration i.e. sum total of all invoices or sum total of service charges.
        Thanks

        • If your business is dealing with import and export logistics internationally then VAT will be applicable on services charges. If your business is dealing with import and export logistics locally then VAT will be applicable on Total Invoice Amount.
          Turnover will be calculated on the sum all the invoices raised from your side.

  • Hello , we are Dubai Insurance company. we need clarification on VAT registration point number 5 Business relationships of the Applicant.

    Senior Management Relationships
    Are you (or any of the directors or partners of the applicant), currently involved in (or in the past 5 years been involved in) any other business resident in the UAE, either individually or as a director or partner in that business?

    We are not clear on the above requirements.

    • You have to provide all the information about the owners, partners and managers like everything about their involvement in the other businesses either they are owner, partner or manager of the other company, you have to mention it in the VAT registration portal.

      Thank you Naveen!

      Plus we are offering FREE VAT REGISTRATION AND CONSULTANCY!
      Contact Us if you need help, we are here for you!

      • ravi here

        we have all the documents to registrered VAT in Dubai , , there is asking expected revenue for future 30 days
        what figure is justified, and only custom code or any proof to be upload

        • Hi Sir,
          We r doing Building material sales. Income statement means yearly sales figure amount only need or details need? Thanks in Advance

        • The figure will be an estimated one, depending on the nature and the current financial conditions of your business.

          For the Dubai Custom code you need to get the certificate from Dubai Custom as a documentary proof.

          Thanks!

  • Dear Sir/ Madam

    With reference to the subject cited above, I, Farhan Asif, want to inquire about documents needed for VAT registration.

    Please also advice that if i am having visa on other company but the business partner of different company, can register for VAT for the partnership company on my existing emirates ID and Visa or Do i need the visa and emirates id of same company?

    Prompt response is awaited.

    regards
    Farhan Asif

    • VAT does not have any concern with your visa. But you have to provide the information of the other companies as well. Above mentioned documents are required for the VAT registration under FTA.

      Thank you Farhan!

  • Hi ,

    We are a freezone company one in Ajman free zone the other one is in Dmcc,
    do we need this VAT id or registration?

    Please check if free zone companies needs this VAT Registration and what are the requirements.

    Many thanks

  • Dear Concerns.

    We are technical services provider on a medium scale and our average annual turn over is approx.1million to 1.5million.

    First we would like to know that does VAT implement on our services or NO (license L.L.C) if YES then what are the requirements for registration.

    we expects your early response.

    • Yes, VAT will implement on your kind of business. above mentioned are the documents required for the online VAT registration through Federal Tax Authority (FTA) portal. We are offering FREE VAT REGISTRATION AND CONSULTANCY!
      Thank you !

  • Hello,

    We are General Trading company in Dubai, Our Business is related to export can you help us for VAT terms conditions of VAT and taxable Items list how to invoice, complete procedure of VAT till VAT return filing

    Thanks

    • Yes Miss. Janice. Training institutes are also included in the VAT and they need to register for VAT on FTA portal.
      We are offering FREE VAT REGISTRATION AND CONSULTANCY!
      Thank you!

  • Hello Good afternoon!

    Could you please share how the VAT applicable in owned rental properties?
    If you require further details for the explanation kindly let me know.

    Thanks & warm regards,
    Binoy

    • Errm it is still not finalized yet as we are still waiting for the executive regulations by the Federal Tax Authority (FTA) but .. but you MUST declare for it and that means you must register for VAT and we are doing it for Free 🙂
      Thanks !

  • Hi
    1. I am an shiping company and my business is freight and forwarding… do I have to register for vat
    2. Docs say previous 12 months income statement..as I will get registration in this month so fo I have to gv from oct16 to sep17 income statement.
    3. How much rate should we charge as vat?
    4. We r not LLC but owned by local owner..still we have to register

    • 1. Yes, you have to register for VAT.
      2. If you register this month, then you need an income statement from January 2017 to October 2017. No. need for the 2016.
      3. 5% rate will be charged as VAT
      4. Ofcourse, you must register as soon as possible.

      We are offering FREE VAT REGISTRATION AND CONSULTANCY

      Contact us for further queries and questions!

  • Hello Sir!
    I just want to confirm that I have one Goldsmith in Dubai and One retail Jewellery shop in Sharjah. Does Vat Apply on Gold also, and how I can registered my Companies. What is the last date for registering.

    Thanks

    • VAT will be charged at 0% on Certain investment grade precious metals (e.g. gold, silver, of 99% purity).
      But you still need to register for VAT as it is not exempted.
      The last date for registering will depend on the annual turnover of your business.

      Kindly note that FTA has urged all businesses to adhere to the following timeline:

      – All businesses with an annual turnover exceeding AED 150m should register before 31 October 2017.
      – All businesses with an annual turnover exceeding AED 10m should register before 30 November 2017.
      – All businesses that must be registered by 1 January 2018 should submit their registration applications before 4 December 2017 to minimize the risk of not being registered in time for the beginning of 2018.
      Notes:
      – Businesses must register for VAT if their taxable supplies and imports exceed the mandatory registration threshold of AED 375,000 per year.
      – Businesses with taxable supplies and imports from abroad that are less than the mandatory registration threshold and exceeds the voluntary registration limit AED 187,500 annually can optionally register for VAT.

      First you need to make a login account on: http://www.tax.gov.ae for the online VAT Registration and follow all the steps accordingly. above mentioned are the documents required for VAT registration.

      we are offering FREE VAT REGISTRATION AND CONSULTANCY!

      Contact us if you have any further queries! Thanks!

  • hellow,

    we are marble tile fixing LLC company in Dubai and our annual turnover 1 million to 1.5 million.
    does VAT Implement on our service ? if yes than what is the process for VAT Registration.

    Please brief us.

    • Yes, VAT will implement on your services.
      First you need to make a login account on: http://www.tax.gov.ae for the online VAT Registration and follow all the steps accordingly. above mentioned are the documents required for VAT registration.

      we are offering FREE VAT REGISTRATION AND CONSULTANCY!

      Contact us if you have any further queries! Thanks!

  • Hello,

    1 Are these taxable?
    a) Pharmacy, Laboratories, Pharmaceutical Products Trading, Medical Equipment and Doctors’ Consulting fees
    b) Rent a Car
    c) Jewelries
    d) Ship Charter, Sea Shipping Lines Agents and General Warehousing.
    e) Commercial Brokers
    f) Data Entry Services and consultancies
    g) Vacation Homes Rental and Hotel rooms – (Tourism License)
    h) Quality & Standardization Consultants (Civil Company License)

    2) a) Under voluntary registration – does someone has option to not register ?
    b) If someone registers voluntary, will he charge vat? (from what amount VAT will be charged).
    3) Under exempt goods and services – does registration required?
    4) What are the penalties if one is eligible for VAT registration and missed the dead line?
    5) How to make VAT payment to government monthly or quarterly
    6) Does Zero rated goods and supply needs registration ?

    • 1) a) VAT will be charged at 0% in respect to Supply of certain Healthcare services, and supply of relevant goods and services.
      b) 5% on Rent a car.
      c) VAT will be charged at 0% on Certain investment grade precious metals (e.g. gold, silver, of 99% purity).
      d) VAT will be charged at 0% on Supplies of certain sea, air and land means of transportation (such as aircrafts and ships).
      e) VAT will be exempted on the supply of some financial services (clarified in VAT legislation).
      f) 5% on Data Entry Services and Consultancies
      g) 5% on Vacation Homes Rental and Hotel Rooms
      h) 5% on Quality and standardization consultants

      2) a) It’s voluntary, if you do not want to register then no problem it’s totally up to you. that is why it’s voluntary.
      b)- Businesses with taxable supplies and imports from abroad that are less than the mandatory registration threshold and exceeds the voluntary registration limit AED 187,500 annually can optionally register for VAT.
      – Businesses with expenses that exceed the voluntary registration threshold can also register. This opportunity enables start-up businesses that do not have the required income to optionally register for VAT.

      3) VAT registration does not depend on the GOODS AND SERVICES it depends on the ANNUAL INCOME.

      4) The failure of the Taxable Person to submit a registration application within the timeframe specified in the Tax Law is AED 20,000

      5) Based on our experience in international VAT, VAT payment maybe paid Quarterly but still it will be confirmed in the executive regulation.

      6) As mentioned earlier, VAT registration does not depend on the GOODS AND SERVICES it depends on the ANNUAL INCOME.

      Contact us if you need any assistance regarding your finances!

      We are offering FREE VAT REGISTRATION AND CONSULTANCY!
      Thank you!

  • Our is jewellery family busness .
    Manual records maintained. No backup of old sales or purchase invoice records as all maintained in books by hand.
    What is required to comply and implement for vat registration?

    • The time has come to start organizing and maintaining your financial records according to the standard. As you did not maintain the old records so first you need Audit and then move towards VAT Registration. You do not have much time sir!!

      Contact us for any kind of financial assistance you need. we are here to help. Thanks

  • Good afternoon,

    What about branch offices? Our company is registered in Belgium and has a branch office in Dubai. Do we need to register for VAT? Are our sale invoices 0% VAT?

    Kind regards
    Dominique

  • whether VAt is applicable on indenting business? i am getting on commission on indenting business. Also let me know whether i have to register for the vat? Also we are not maintaining any records of commission we are getting, whether we need to keep record?
    whether indenting busineess will be covered under supply by agent? if yes wht needs to be done?pls help.

  • I am a sole ownership company and employ no staff.
    I provide technical consultancy to the entertainment industry. I do not buy or sell anything.
    I charge a fee for my services.

    As my ‘company’ is so small will i need to register for VAT.

    Thanks

  • Dear sir
    I want make registration vat for me buisnis can you cal me and can you make register mine company
    0528483304 khalid
    Hope hearing from.you soon

  • Hi,
    Is VAT registration compulsory on minimum NET ANNUAL INCOME of 375,000 business only. If the Net annual income is less then 375k then it is not mandatory? We are medium size Supermarket. Our net income will be around 350k only. What about the VAT which will be collected from customers. How can we deal with this.

    • The VAT will be implemented if the GROSS INCOME is more than 375,000. If the GROSS INCOME is less than 375,000 then the registration is mandatory.
      If your GROSS INCOME is more than 375,000 then you will charge tax to you customers and collect the tax from them on behalf of the government.

  • Hi,
    I have auto repair workshop in abu dhabi Mussaffa
    and our annual turnover 300k to 350k
    VAT Implement on our service ? if yes than what is the process for VAT Registration.

        • 1. Trade License
          2. Copy of Emirates ID of the owner
          3. Copy of Passport of the owner
          4. Bank Details (Bank Account number, Bank name, Bank Branch, IBAN, Bank Title)
          5. Income Statement for the last 12 months (Signed and Stamped by the owner)
          6. Email/Mobile/Landline
          7. Memorandum of Association (MOA)

  • Iam having a business in printing industry in sharjah. We are using a customised software only to record the sales invoices of our company. For the purchases i have bills accordingly. So for Income statement to be filed for the past 12 months what should i do for vat purposes and also from Oct 2016 to Oct 2017 i have to see. Please do specify regarding if auditing is to be done in such case and how to register for VAT

    • If you are registering your company in November 2017 then you must have the income statement from November 2016 to October 2017.
      No, auditing is not required for this purpose and for the registration you need to make an account on the FTA portal http://www.fta.gov.ae and then fulfill the required documents and information for the VAT registration.

  • Dear Sir,

    We are in real estate business.
    We would like to get FREE VAT REGISTRATION AND CONSULTANCY for VAT registration.
    Kindly confirm, how can we proceed.

    Regards
    Sohaib Kashif (050-4269473)

  • Hi,
    We are an A V Rental company and I’m confused of that annual income of 375,000 AED… Is that Gross or Net income?
    Your reply would be highly appreciated.

    Thank you

  • Hi,

    1. Will Sole establishment come under Natural person ?
    2. If Local person sponsoring to business and getting Annual Sponsorship fee, will he has to register for VAT?
    3. from Which sale amount VAT will be charges

    Thanks

    • 1. Sole establishment comes under ‘legal person’
      2. If his annual income from sponsorships and other business services is exceeding AED 375,000 for the past 12 months then he needs to get register for VAT.
      3. VAT will be charged on each Invoice.

  • Hi,Sir,
    we have Hardware Trading Shop,like (GI,MI,MS,& SS Pipe & Fittings)
    Sir, Please explain us,
    Income statement for the last 12 months ??
    its related Bank or Shop Sale Purchase ?
    Regards
    Khaliq Daad
    055 9954159

  • Hi Sir,
    We are trading company and imports household & dry fruit items from India and we want to register our company for VAT but we have 3 different licenses so how we can apply for all 3 together and after all papers arrangement, how I can apply and upload my documents on FTA. Please send me the guidelines

    Thanks & Regards

      • We are are real estate brokerage company dealing in leasing and selling properties of owners/landlords
        Do we have to register for Vat.? If so, can you please assist us in obtaining the Vat registration number.

        • Yes, you have to register for VAT. We will be pleased to assist you in obtaining the Tax Registration Number (TRN). Kindly contact +971 50 181 2155 for VAT Registration. Thanks

  • My owner has 4 different trade licenses – all are proprietorship concerns. As the law says that the registration will cover all the business activities of the registrant, is it required to take only one TRN for all the entities together? Does it mean that all the entities will have the same TRN in their tax invoice?

    • You have two choices:
      1. Register all the companies individually with different TRN
      2. Register all the companies under the same ‘Tax Group’ and get only on TRN

      It depends on your own need, which option is more convenient for you.
      Thanks!

  • i have gold jewellery shop, but due to lack of funds we cannot operate retail shop. i have some reserved funds to survive. And have some funds stuck in market which are undocumented. i have zero turnover in bank for last few years. pls guide me what to do.

  • Our general trading LLC is 2 years old, but we are new company owners and we just in 30th of October opened the company bank account.. Also we do not have done any transaction till today.. so there is no 12 months statements to upload, so i dont know what i have to do with this.
    I think we need the vat registration because at next December or January we gonna have a transaction up to 400.000. Can you advise us what to do with the bank statements in the registration form?
    thanks!

    • If you expect that you will have more than AED 375,000 in the next 30-days of the new year then you must register now.
      Bank statement is not required for the VAT registration, just the Bank details and IBAN.
      Thanks!

  • Dear Team,

    we are an inbound travel company working in Dubai since 2012, please advise what documents required from us .

    we already have the username and password for online login.

    regards,

    Ahmed Ghandour

  • Hello,
    We are Dubai based logistics / Freight Forwarding company, Would you please advise me on which amount VAT is applicable ? On total Invoice amount / gross profit amount or only on our services charges amount in a particular invoice..?
    & what about VAT Return ??? 1st we have to file VAT on monthly basis & when & how we will file VAT Return ??

    • The total annual turnover should be AED 375,00, it will be GROSS INCOME.
      The first VAT filing will be on monthly basis and will be done through Federal Tax Authority (FTA) website and we are providing this service as well.
      Contact us. Thanks!

  • i have 100% ownership in my company, should i need to get my sponsor pass port and emirates id for the purpose of vat registration

    • If your sponsor’s name is mentioned on the trade license as a partner, then you need his passport and emirates ID. otherwise it is not necessary.

  • Hi ,

    We are a freezone company based in JAFZA and we import and export 100% of our goods. Our goods are directly moved to the buyers without entering the country? Please advise the VAT implications.

    We will go with the VAT registration process in any case. We would like to use your services. Please contact us

    Many thanks

  • Hi! Good day!

    i would like to inquire the following: A) can two separate companies use the same email ID for VAT registration? and B) is the customs registration number be the import code or business code?

    • a) You can use one e-mail for the registration of one company or one tax group. but if you want to register two companies separately/individually than you have to make separate e-mail accounts.
      b) Customs registration will be the ‘custom code’ in the form of a certificate issued by Dubai Customs.

      Thanks

  • Hi,

    Can individual register under VAT, right?
    Am the Accountant in my company, and i have prepared the Income statement already..
    And I have the experience of VAT Registration and Filing in India.

    I hope that i shall do register on behalf of my company..

    Kindly reply to my doubt, plz.. You reply in this regard will be highly appreciated..

  • Hi Sir,
    Our Company is a Road transportation company to GCC Countries and some times local also. We have to pay tax or not ?Kindly let us know What is zero rated ? Also please is there is any tax for storage invoice ?

  • Regarding Tax group registration, as we want submit 12 months and next 30 days turnover, what amount we can submit at registration group turnover or individual ?

  • hello Sir,

    Please clear following doubts

    if in case of establishment sponsor name is given in trade license as and expat has power of attorney then whose name will be user as applicant in Vat registration process as natural person

  • Hi,

    How should i provide the income statement. Is it enough to provide the bank statement details of last 12 months. Looking for ward to hear from you.

    Regards,

    Jamsheer

    • If your annual turnover is more than AED 375,000 then YES you have to register for VAT.
      If your annual turnover is less than AED 375,000 then VAT registration is not mandatory.
      Thanks!

    • You can use one e-mail for the registration of one company or one tax group. but if you want to register two companies separately/individually than you have to make separate e-mail accounts.
      Thanks

  • I have three Questions:
    1. We have one office which is sole establishment and one LLC in another emirate (Same sponsor). Can we apply for Tax group? If so should the owner name be that of the sponsor when registering for both Est and LLC?

    2. For our sole establishment we do not have any other documents like PoA, AoA etc except Trade License.. IS there any more documents needed? Also since there is nothing to prove that we are managers of the establishment can we upload our details in the managers details option?

    3. My Customs Vat Registration Letter will only arrive on Dec 6. So Can I fill the customs code with our Business customs code and upload the receipt instead?

    • 1. The owner of the sole establishment should own more than 50% of the LLC company to apply for the Tax Group.
      2. For sole establishment, neither MoA nor PoA required for the VAT Registration. For uploading the details of the manager, Manager must have a legal authorization by the owner.
      3. To avoid delay in the registration, you should go for this option.

      For any other VAT regarding queries, feel free to send an e-mail to our Tax Experts on: accounts@sabauditing.ae
      Thanks

  • Hi Sir,
    Our Company is a Road transportation company to GCC Countries and some times local also. We have to pay tax or not ?Kindly let us know What is zero rated ? Also please is there is any tax for storage invoice ?

    • For the Supply of transportation Services, the place of supply shall be where transportation starts. (VAT Decree Law – Article 30 point # 8)
      According to the above mentioned statement, you need to register for VAT but there will be Zero Rated Rated Tax on your services.
      What Does Zero-Rated VAT Mean?
      Any goods and services are subject to zero rated when those are exported to a Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) country that hasn’t implemented VAT just yet. This includes the passengers and goods that are transported internationally, as well as a transfer that starts or even ends in the UAE or cross any part of its region.

      For any other VAT regarding queries, feel free to send an e-mail to our Tax Experts on: accounts@sabauditing.ae
      Thanks!

  • I have some inquiry regarding the VAT
    1. My boss have LLC company and have some flat/unit under his personal name and giving for rent, if the LLC company apply for a VAT its included the registration for his flat automatically.

    2. The company LLC is import and export and we already apply the custom certificate although we have the import code still we need that certificate before we apply the VAT?

    3. My boss going to his vacation by next and will apply the VAT we need some signature from his side for the VAT registration.

    4. What is the required documents needed for the VAT registration

    Please give us the answer as soon as possible.

    Thank you very much and appreciated your help.

    • 1. It has option whether he wants to register both of them in a Tax group or go for separate registration.
      2. Time is Ticking, instead of delaying the registration procedure, you may upload the receipt and get yourself register, to be on the safe side.
      3. Manual or digital signature, it does not matter.
      4. Above mentioned are the documents required for the VAT Registration

      For any other VAT regarding queries, feel free to send an e-mail to our Tax Experts on: accounts@sabauditing.ae

      Thanks!

    • Businesses with a turnover of Dh 375,000 are required to register for value-added tax (VAT) which will be implemented in the UAE on January 1st 2018.
      Those with revenue below 375K but over 187K will have an option to register. Which means that they may if they like, register under VAT. But if they don’t then they do not have to collect VAT from their customers

  • Hi Sir,

    Just for clarifications are basic needs such as breads, water, rice, etc subject to VAT?

    If the company is involved in manufacturing breads subject to VAT?

    Appreciate your help.

    Thanks…

  • Hi ,

    Do we need to provide full Financial Statements ( Income Statements, Balance Sheet And Notes) for the Registration.?

      • Hello,

        we are new start-up company , still in the process of registering the company and obtaining our trade license but we should be all done before the end of the year. i would like to know more about VAT registration and if its mandatory for us / recommended.

        how can i find out more?

        Thank you

        Yara

  • hi i m taking over a old company and coming as a new partner. but the company is although old but there is new management and the business have to be still worked out, in that case we might not have any income and if ever there is income it might be sales of 30000 aed initially. shud i register , the company has not bank account also. just two employees,

    • If your annual turnover is less than AED 375,000 then you do not have to register, it will be voluntarily.
      If your annual turnover is more than AED 375,000 then you must register & the last date of the registration is December 4, 2017.
      Thanks.

  • hi. we’re real estate company. we give room shops to the tenant and to be renewed for the period 01/01/18 to 31/12/2018. the shop rent is under coffee shop license and they will not register for vat. Do we need to bill them 5% vat?

  • hi. we’re real estate company. we give room shops to the tenant and to be renewed for the period 01/01/18 to 31/12/2018. the shop rent is under coffee shop license and they will not register for vat. Do we need to bill them 5% vat?

  • Hi sir,
    I have recently submitted my application for tax registration but it’s still pending in there system and 4th December is almost here and my application statys is pending !
    What does it mean?
    And in how many days they will review or accept my application?

    • It will take approximately 2-3 weeks by the Federal Tax Authority (FTA) to review and verify your documents and then they will issue the Tax Registration Number (TRN).
      Thanks

  • hi, we are a general trading company. 2 to 3 days ago i registered for VAT. My VAT application status is showing as “Pending”

    can you please let me know that how much time it will take to complete the process

    • It will take approximately 2-3 weeks by the Federal Tax Authority (FTA) to review and verify your documents and then they will issue the Tax Registration Number (TRN).
      Thanks

  • Hi SAB,
    In the declaration page of VAT registration, we need to provide:
    Upload scanned copy(ies) of proof of authorization

    What should i upload if i don’t have a Power of Attorney document?
    Is Company Trade License enough if there is name in the License?

    Thanks,
    Chris

  • What does it mean the below requirement for the VAT registration ?
    Is it required to provide all details of other companies coming under the Local person who sponsored my company ?
    “provide all the information about the owners, partners and managers like everything about their involvement in the other businesses either they are owner, partner or manager of the other company”

    • Yes, you need to provide all the information about the owners, partners and managers about their involvement in other businesses currently as well as for the past 5 years.
      Thanks

  • Can you please help in my below queries:

    1. I have 3 companies one sole establishment, one LLC both under one sponsor and i bearing 17% in LLC is also a partner in another LLC company with Different sponsor. Is it possible to have these three in one tax group?

    2. Who can be the manager of the business.. the 51% sponsor or any of the partners? Also if registering for Tax group sponsor or partner?

    3. Can a 17% partner be the Authorized signatory for the Vat with Trade License showing the partner name as Manager as the proof of authorization?

  • Dear Sir,

    About the income statement of the last 12 months. Is it necessary to give the data of immediate prior 12 months. I have ready data available up to June 2017 is this acceptable??

  • Der Sir,
    We are a limited liability company (WLL) registered in Bahrain, we have representative office in Dubai (in the trade license it is a representative office). we are working in management consultancy services for insurance companies.

    should we register in VAT in the UAE ?

    • If your annual turnover is less than AED 375,000 then you do not have to register, it will be voluntarily.
      If your annual turnover is more than AED 375,000 then you must register & the last date of the registration is December 4, 2017.
      Thanks.

      • Thank you very much for your accurate reply, as you know the REP. Office (as mentioned in the Trade license) cant perform financial transactions, therfore I will be having only the expenses which exceeds the AED 375,000. so should we go for Mandatory of voluntarily registration ?
        Thanks

  • Dear Sir,

    We are an Auto Maintenance workshop and have two branches with two different trade licenses, We would like to know that whether we have to registered as a group or as a single entity.

    Kind Regards

  • Please help me to understand,

    Our services are mainly Consultancy and providing training services to individuals; companies and schools. If we want to voluntarily register for VAT, is there a specific deadline to do so and in terms of VAT calculation how is it done especially if our services are mainly on knowledge development and guidance. All required documents are in place except the annual financial statements, as its a small business entity

    regards

  • I registered for VAT have checked the button that i will join or create group. i was issued a TIN no. Now Im planning to drop the idea of registering for a group. Will I get a TRN no. even if I dont join a group?

  • Hi

    Ours is a Free zone one person company. Owner and manager are the same person. In declaration it asks for proof for authorization (eg: Power of attorney). Since I donot have a PoA, what other documents can I upload?. Also is the income statement is mandatory? If so does it need to be certified by an auditor? Kindly help out.

  • dear sir,
    we are sharjah base trading company
    our monthly sales aprox 150,000 and gross profit aprox 25,000 monthly
    so we are comes under the vat registration
    we do some exports also
    in future we expected our sales up to 300,000 monthly and gross profit also upto 40,000
    please advice us

  • Hi,

    We are an automobile workshop, our annual turnover is almost 4 to 5M.
    We need the consultancy for the registration of VAT.
    This is my contact num 00971552224096.
    Can u please contact with me within below mentioned timings??
    8AM to 1PM & 2PM to 7PM Saturday to Thursday.

  • Hi,
    I own a small office which I have rented out. The annual rent is below 60k. Do I need to register / collect and pay VAT for the same ?

    I have other residential property also which I collect rent for total rent for the commercial and residential property does not exceed 350k

    Please advice if vat registration / collection is requiered or not.

    Thanking you in advance.

    Regards
    rahul

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  • Dear sir, I have already done registration for vat ten days before .I want to know when it will approved n and other thing is vat registration is mandatory if the turnover is more than 375000 per year or income

  • We have two trade licenses in same sponsorship, then I provided details of both licenses in ‘save trade license’ form. Do i need another registration for second trade license before I submitted . Please explain

  • We are doing business in Fabrication, Supply and Installation of UPVC, Aluminium & Glass Doors, Windows, Partitions as well as Aluminium Composite Cladding Works and our Total sales in the year is more than 500,000.
    Do we need to register for VAT ? What about then we purchase the materials for making the fabrications?
    Please explain…

  • We are small size company and the yearly sales may be less than Aed 375,000. Occasionally we will have import from non GCC country (Customs Import Code is exist). Do we need to register for VAT ? And do need to charge VAT in all Sales Invoices ?

    • If your annual turnover is less than AED 375,000 then you can register voluntarily.
      If your annual turnover is more than AED 375,000 then you must register
      Thanks

  • Hi
    My firm is a sole establishment, not an LLC.
    My firm activities include Building maintenance and Electrical fitting works.
    What all documents will I need to register for VAT?

    • 1. Trade License
      2. Copy of Emirates ID of the owner
      3. Copy of Passport of the owner
      4. Bank Details (Bank Account number, Bank name, Bank Branch, IBAN, Bank Title)
      5. Income Statement for the last 12 months (Signed and Stamped by the owner)
      6. Email/Mobile/Landline

  • Hi,

    I already registered in the VAT as a group registration. but when I review my application I found out that I put incorrect details, I put the name of the owner in Legal Name instead of the name of the company.

    What should I do to change it?

    TIA

  • Hi

    We are a company based in UAE, our main business is actually re-exporting. No Sales are made to GCC, only products are imported and re-exported directly from the port to the customers country which is a non-gcc state.

    Do we have to apply for VAT?

  • Hi team SAB,
    Hope you doing well.
    Would you have the format for the proof of authorization? which is required during declaration (final step)

    I look forward to your response please.
    Regards,
    Omar

  • hi, Nahida here
    My Father has a Building Maintenance License in Ajman , however we dont have any income generating from this business its for the sake of keeping our visa only. so my question is do we need to register in such scenario where we dont have any income from the concerned business???

  • Hi there.

    We are a recruitment company in Abudhabi, but earing less than 375,000AED in a year. Do we need to register for VAT?

    Thank you and appreciate your reply.

    • If your annual turnover is less than AED 375,000 then you can register voluntarily.
      If your annual turnover is more than AED 375,000 then you must register
      Thanks

  • Hi SAB,

    We registered for the VAT. But the status in portal is “Issued” . And there is a TIN. is it our VAT registration No?
    And when we are getting VAT registration Certificate?

    • TIN is an application number. TRN will be issued after 2-3 weeks. TIN is not a VAT Registration Number.
      You will get the VAT registration certificate after the issuance of TRN.
      Thank you!

  • Dear Sir,

    We are an Auto Maintenance workshop and have two branches (Main branch & Branch 1) with two different trade licenses, We would like to know that whether we have to registered as a Tax group or register separately each branch.

    Kind Regards

    • If you register separately, you will get TWO Tax Registration Numbers (TRNs). If you register as a group tax then you will get ONE TRN for two companies.
      It is your choice whether you want to register in a tax group or separately.
      Thanks

  • Dear Sir,

    Please let me know what is the last date for the vat registration if sales turnover is below the threshold limit Rs.375000/- and sale in next month also below the limit of mandatory limit.

    if an company apply for vat registration as voluntary after 4th December 2017 that is the last date for vat registration would there be any penalty charged.

    kindly reply

    Best Regards

    Nadeem Alam

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  • We are PRO firm and we do visa stamping and other PRO services on behalf of our client.
    till now we raised complete invoice including reimbursement.

    I want to know after VAT implementation on which amount to charge VAT

    VISA charges 7000 (reimbursement – done on behalf of client)
    Our fee 1000 (Actual Sale)
    Total 8000

    on what amount we will charge VAT ??

  • Sir,
    We are Building Contracting Company, only building residential houses in Dubai & Sharjah. Is we need to get registered for Vat.

  • Hi,

    I have recently started a technical. LLC company, its trade license issued in the month of october’ 17. and yet I have no employs.
    So, is it mandatory to register for me??

  • Hi,
    Greeting of the day,

    I representing a labour supply (domestic labour supply) company in dubai most of the customer are not registerd all are arab nationalities,can u tell me how we can treat them and how we will register VAT returns.

  • Dear sir,
    We have around 10 licenses, (3 different sponsors), most of the licenses are sole proprietor ship, one license is llc. Can we register VAT as a group . And also some licenses expired, establishment going on (because of some govt. issues license renewal still under processing), is it possible to register that license also.

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  • SIR
    IAM WOKING IN A LAW FIRM
    IT HAVE TWO BRANCHES
    HOW DO I REGISTER IT FOR THE VAT
    BOTH OF THEM ARE RUNNING BY SINGLE OWNERSHIP

  • Hi sir . I am an individual seller on one of the prominent online website in uae . Having a full time job but selling products online for extra income . Average yearly sales crosses 400000 . Kindly advice can i register for vat as an individual or do i need to register a company first . Pls advice

  • Hi, We are a Fujairah based Port Agency and provide services for Appointment and Adminstration of Shipping Agents world wide. We do not receive or provide services in UAE and our local office only acts as Adminstrator of sub-contractors world wide (excluding GCC). Being Administrator, we receive funds from our Customers for onward reimbursement/remittance to nominated sub agents.
    Do we still need to register for VAT inspite we are niether receipient nor provider of any goods or services within the GCC.
    Would appreciate your expert comments and opinion.

  • Dear sir,
    I have registered for VAT almost 3 weeks ago, still the status is pending. what might be the reason of such long pending?

  • Hello Sab,

    Good day!

    We are on a FNB industry. We got already our VAT reg number or TRN. But the first i did was as a single entity onl y. And i did again apply as a group since we have 2 branches. Now my question is, shall i de register the first VAT Reg number? 2nd, in simplified invoice, shall we mentioned TRN (as a group?) or the first one will work?

    “tax invoice” in a prominent place
    Name, address & TRN of supplier
    Date of issue
    Description of goods or services
    Total amount payable
    Total VAT chargeable

  • Our company a general trading llc has a turnover less than 375000. When you say if turnover is above the limit you need to register otherwise it is mandatory, it is not clear. What is mandatory? Can you please clarify.

  • Hi,
    Is there any option to re correct the submitted form.
    an individual company by mistakenly selected tax group option and already submitted the application. how to re correct the error..

    Thanks,

  • Hi,

    For UAE person having residential properties renting, are they required to register for VAT, IF Yes in which category?
    natural person or legal person.

  • Dear Sir,
    As of Today, I am still confused about where DENTAL CLINICS will fall, is it under 5% or Zero-Rated? Please help.
    Thank You.

    • it is a 1 day process to complete the application for the VAT registration and it will take around 2-4 weeks from FTA to issue the Tax Registration Number (TRN)
      Thanks!

  • we have 3 different trade license, but transactions only in one trade license, means other 2 doesn’t make any business. Could you please reply below?

    1) So no need to make VAT for 2 trade license since no business taking place
    2) Which documents will ask by FTA for inspecting to find if any transactions takes place

  • Hi,

    We are company based in Ajman Freezone and we have received the VAT Registration Number. Our Suppliers and Customers asking for the VAT Registration Certificate. when i was checking the FTA website it shows AED 500 for the certificate. To download the soft copy of the certificate with out attested hard copy also we need to pay the amount? please give me a reply

  • Dear sir,

    We have applied for VAT registration on 27th November 2017, still the status is showing pending. Can you please guide on how long will it take to get the the Tax Registration Number?

    Regards

  • Dear sir,

    Our company is a sole establishment . Whom i have to fill on the manager name. We dont have authorise manager. Its a small retail shop

  • we have received the VAT Registration Number. Our Suppliers and Customers asking for the VAT Registration Certificate. when i was checking the FTA website it shows AED 500 for the certificate. To download the soft copy of the certificate with out attested hard copy also we need to pay the amount? please give me a reply

  • Dear Concern,

    We are having two license one for building maintenance sole proprietor in Ajman and second technical LLC license in Dubai. Our monthly revenue is not more than 50K approx at the moment as we are short of labor and in a process to increase. Do we need to register for VAT? if yes how? kindly share the details.

    Looking forward to you.

    Thanks and Regards,

  • We have received the VAT registration number. But when we check online we cant download the certificate. Is there any payments to get the VAT Certificate ? How can be it done? We didnt pay until anything for certificate.

    • FTA will upload the soft copy of VAT certificate soon but if you want to get the attested hard copy of VAT certificate, you have to pay AED 500 for it on the FTA portal. It is FTA charges.
      Let us know if you need VAT services. Thanks!

  • Hi, We registered for VAT for our freezone company on dec2.Still (02/1/18)the status shows” Pending” .Please let me know the reason for that.

    • If it is pending then you have to wait for the response from the Federal Tax Authority (FTA) as they will reviewing your documents and issue the Tax Registration Number (TRN) soon if all the information you provided is correct.

      Let us know if you need VAT Services, Feel Free to Contact Us!

  • Hello,
    We are Dubai based logistics / Freight Forwarding company, Would you please advise me on which amount VAT is applicable ? On total Invoice amount / gross profit amount or only on our services charges amount in a particular invoice..?
    & what about VAT Return ??? 1st we have to file VAT on monthly basis & when & how we will file VAT Return ??

    Thanks.
    LEE MOB:050-9586032

    • VAT will be applicable on the total invoice amount and the date of filing of VAT Return will be mentioned on your VAT Certificate.
      Thank you!

  • Hi, I have a freezone onshore company which I just registered last month and am in the process of getting the visa for the owner, only his entry permit is ready – once he enters the country and applies for the emirates ID – only after that I can apply for the VAT registration – is that correct? What is the timeline within which we need to register for VAT once a new company is formed (income will be above 375000 AED).

    Also, separately same owner has a freezone offshore company – do offshore companies need to register fro VAT. I heard they do not because they do not provide any goods or services in UAE – please confirm.

    Thanks

    • You must register if your annual turnover is more than AED 375,000 regardless of the Visa and the Emirates ID of the Owner.
      If the company is out of the border of UAE then they do not have to register otherwise if the company’s annual turnover is exceeding AED 375,000, they must register.

      Feel free to contact our firm for VAT Services, Auditing, Bookkeeping or any other financial services, Thank you very much.

  • Hi ,

    Quick question. We have taken VAT certificate number for main branch. But did not apply VAT number for branch 1. Whereas both have seperate trade license number but same owner.
    Kindly advice, is it required for branch 1 to have VAT certificate number?

    • If both the companies have separate trade license numbers then you are required to have a VAT Certificate for branch 1.
      Let us know if you need any financial services like VAT Services, filing of VAT Returns, Auditing, Bookkeeping or financial statements. Thank you!

  • Good Day,
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    will guys do Bookkeeping and TAX Advisory
    what all the Charges,
    please call 0524016961

  • Dear Sirs,
    We are looking for VAT consultants who can help us in advising, filing and clearing FTA queries.

    Also we need assistance to upload our custom document with FTA, we received TRN Number but forget to attach out custom form.

    Pls call me back on 0569357960

    Regards,

    M. Singh

  • Dear ,
    I have a fresh fish stall in fish market Dubai, and retail sale of fish and marine animals. Do we need to register for VAT, if yes how can.
    Thank you.

    • If your annual turnover is more than AED 375,000 then you need to register mandatorily.
      If your annual turnover is less than AED 375,000 then the registration will be voluntarily.
      For VAT Registration and VAT Services, Feel Free to contact us!

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  • We are a DMCC company- we import fertilizers from China, Russia, Jordan etc and these are directly then exported straight to Africa. These fertilizers do not pass through or even enter the UAE. We have an office here in Dubai, which is just a back office to facilitate our operations in other parts of the world. Given that we do not have any business dealings within the UAE, are we required to register for VAT? Thanks in advance for your assistance.

    • For registration, Turnover of AED 375,000 is required and your type of business is Zero-Rated. You may register and make a request for the exemption of VAT.
      Thank you

  • hi sir! we are a trading company in Dubai and is already VAT registered. I would like to ask the ff:

    1. If we sell our old stocks to client, shall we charge VAT in our invoice? when we purchased the materials before, VAT is not implemented yet.

    2. Do we need to put the TRN of our clients in our invoice? or only our TRN.

    3.What are the documents required when filing the VAT return? and when shall we pay the net VAT to govt.

    4. General question only: If a store has a less turnover of 375000, then it is not mandatory to register for VAT.. but it purchases some goods from VAT registered suppliers, can it rightfully raise its prices to consumers to recover the VAT it has paid?

    Thank you!

    • 1. Yes you shall charge VAT.
      2. Only your TRN
      3. The date of VAT Return will be mentioned on your VAT certificate
      4. Yes, this will be an internal decision of the company

      Thank you and let us know if you need VAT services, Feel free to contact our firm.

  • Hi,
    We have a logistical office in Dubai who only handles:
    -Purchasing and shipping of U.A.E goods to foreign subsidiaries and receiving imports that are then immediately shipped also to the foreign subs.
    The only turnover incurred is an internal management fee charged to the foreign subs.
    Do we need to register for VAT? Also, would the management fee charged to the foreign subs be subject to the 5% VAT?
    Thank You

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  • Hi.
    I have SAIF Zone company with no staff. I am the owner and the only person in this free zone company. I do sales of new cars from USA directly to the costumers in Africa and Kazakhstan. There is no cars comming to GCC. Just directly going to my costumers.
    1. Should I make registration for VAT?
    2. If I had to make registration but didn’t make it until 1st of January what shell I do now to be in safe part of the penalty?

  • I have a shipment stuck in customs as after completing duty amount I got a message as shipment pending for VAT approval.

    I have my TRN number but they say that the vat number has to be approved for dubai customs also?

    Please call me 0568468245

  • We get TIN number now they ask to make tax group . It was sooo confused now they not accept my request how can we get TRN number . Even phone or no reply by mail Also. Some one can help us

  • We are a small SME based IT company and had registered for VAT; our application got rejected since we did not have the minimum threshold. Our operations started from July 2017. We have reached the threshold figure now. Can we re-apply for the same and update in our existing login or should we create a new log in again. I cannot find any options to update on the same log in.

  • Dear Sirs,
    we are a small service company and applied for voluntary VAT registration, but the FTA told us we are not eligible because under the threshold amount.

    What will happen if our income will increase during 2018 ? Will be no longer possible to register?
    What should we do?

    Thanks

  • Sir,

    Our business is Sole Establishment and our VAT Registration is approved.
    Me question is that we have mentioned the Owner Name in Legal Name and mistakenly marked the same as Trade name, where as actually Trade name is different. How can I rectify this and add Trade Name in VAT certificate?

    Thank you and obliged.

    • You can apply for the VAT Certificate from your FTA portal,On your portal there is a button of ‘My payments’, go there and select ‘Printed Tax Registration Number Certificate’ and then write down your TRN and pay AED 500 through your credit card and apply for the Certificate. On the VAT Certificate, it will mentioned that when to file the VAT Returns and yes we do provide VAT Training as well as we have Customized VAT Compliant Software. Contact: +971 50 181 2155. Thanks!

  • We are a trading company in RAK freezone. We buy goods locally and export to GCC, eg. Bahrain. The export invoice will have 0% VAT or 5%?

  • We are a Clearing & Forwarding company based in Dubai, Our annual turnover is more than 500K but most of these charges are paid on behalf of our customers like customs duty and delivery order charges to Dubai Customs and Shipping companies and collected from our clients later. Moreover the value of our services annually which we provide to them are somewhere around 150K. So it VAT applicable on our services or not? As our turnover is more than 500K but the value of services being provided is around 150K.

    Also I would like to know if VAT is applicable on transport of goods within UAE.

    • Yes VAT is applicable and you must register as your annual turnover is more than AED 375,000
      Let us help you in VAT Registration. Contact Us. Thanks

  • How can a Individual register there commercial properties at FTA online and what are the documents required when its come to in-hires properties.

    • By choosing the category of a ‘natural person’. Let us help you in doing the VAT Registration. Please Call us: +971 50 181 2155. Thanks.

  • DearTeam,

    I have two query related to sales invoice generation.
    1.Is it mandatory signed & stamp on that invoice?
    2. If we issued the sales Invoice & client didn’t give us money. Then how we can adjust the Vat output credit.
    How we can cancel that invoice. shall we need to pay vat on that1?

  • Hello,

    Apparently FTA requested to update our FTA online profile with current customs code, but we dont have any, and we are not registered with customs. We also dont see any need to be registered with customs. Will this affect our VAT registration and the issuance of our VAT certificate?

  • Sir my name is Sarfaraz Nursumar from Aurangabad (INDIA) doing Tax consultancy since last seven years and having vast experience in the era of VAT and other indirect taxation laws.
    Sir I want to know weather your firm will outsource the work related to Vat in UAE OR Weather is there is an opportunity to work with your organization on assignment basis.
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  • What is the Due date to file AED 375000 if any chargers and what is the approximate time, Please call me i required some relevant information. +919845857455

    Regards
    Riaz

  • I am open in a new establishment in UA FZ. License no 4576. I am applied vat registration in federal vat authority’s online port and the status has reject. How can re apply the same. Company Name D.E.H Packaging Materials Trading FZE. License issued date 4th Jan 2018.

  • Hi, I am writing on behalf of a DMCC company that was registered last Nov, 2017. The company already reached the mandatory threshold of AED 375,000. However, the bank account is still in process. Can we proceed with the registration without the bank details or is it a mandatory field to be able to submit the application? Thank you! How much do you charge for the vat registration?

  • We are a registered company here in Dubai (mainland) and we are in business of trading wherein we only sell /export goods to different markets outside U.A.E (mainly import and export business)
    Currently, we are importing all the goods from China under third party/logistics company’s name which is a registered logistics company inside Jebel Ali Free Zone(JAFZA). Since we are mainly in the export business so we are keeping our stocks inside JAFZA with a logistics company in order avoid customs duty as we are not selling any goods inside U.A.E.

    Since all the goods, are imported in name of logistics company and at time of export they only pass relevant export documents with Customs under their own company name; but to our customers we provide them we will our own commercial invoice, packing list, CO and bill of lading enabling them to clear the container at port of discharge (final place of delivery).

    Therefore, in such scenario do we need to Pay any VAT? And how do we prove our purchase since it is being imported under third-party name??

    Note: We do have a 3PL agreement signed with this logistics company to provide us warehousing and logistics services; so is this supporting documents good enough to prove our purchases.

  • Dear SAB Audit

    We are a Clearing & Forwarding company, Our annual turnover is more than 500K but most of these charges are paid on behalf of our customers like customs duty and delivery order charges to Dubai Customs and Shipping companies and collected from our clients later. Moreover the value of our services annually which we provide to them are somewhere around 150K. So it VAT applicable on our services or not? As our turnover is more than 500K but the value of services being provided is around 150K.

    Also I would like to know if VAT is applicable on transport of goods within UAE.

  • Sir I have started my company last year as a technical services but I didn’t open an account and didn’t work for last year any transactions but now I have applied for the same and now I am trying to work but clients r asking for the vat number pls suggest

    • Just communicate them properly that my business is new and it is not mandatory for a new business whose turnover is less than AED 187,500 to be registered under VAT.
      Thanks

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  • we are from a cargo transport company,
    can you please tell me that VAT applies on cargo transport or not???
    we have already registered our company and got the vat certificate,

    • If it is export or import it will be 0% if the cargo transport is internal transport then 5%.
      You need VAT Services either way, Contact Us. We will help you. Thanks

  • Hi, We are sole establishments and the owner have different companies whhich are all sole establishments and 100% owned by him, because of this we do not have MOA so we applied as normal person individual for registration and put the name of the owner as legal entity and all the trade names and trade licenses which we have in the same application, our application is approved we are charging VAT 5% but still we did not receive VAT certificate which is already been paid, and one other thing when we put our TRN to check on ministry of finance website it is showing only the owner nae not the companies name and for this customers have concerns.
    kindly guide us in this issue we are facing as we applied right or wrong and what to do in this regard.
    Thanks & Regards

    • You will get the soft copy of the VAT Certificate soon and the Attested hard copy of the VAT Certificate will be delivered at your address. You have to clear the customer concerns that your register by the name of the owner not by the name of the companies. let us know if you need VAT Services, we will provide you quality and timely services. Thank you

  • We are a free Zone Company in RAK. We have a turnover and Expenses less than threshold requirement of 187500 AED. We registered our company for VAT and our application was rejected. We got an email from FTA stating that our application was rejected as we have not met their threshold requirement of Voluntarily registration. After Cabinet meeting, RAK FTZ was declared as a designated zone meaning not under VAT zone. Our main work is to import from Non GCC Market and sell to JAFZA company or Re-Export it to Non GCC Countries. Now we want to apply again with a different email address as most of our auditors and freight forwarders have informed us that they will not work with us if we dont have any TRN number. Please advice should we again apply for VAT? Considering our work is not to deal in UAE Local market but import with Re-Export intent primarily and Import to Sell within designated Zone Companies such as JAFZA.

    Please advice.

  • Hi, Please be inforemd that LECO Corporation is a branch office of LECO US. All Purchase Orders, payment and shipment are made directly to the headquarters. We are not preparing any invoice or receiving any payment here in Dubai. As far as we know, VAT is not applicable for us. Could you please confirm whether do we still need to register for VAT. Thank you and looking forward to your kind feedback

  • Dear Sir
    Our business is Sole Establishment and our VAT Registration is approved.
    Me question is that we need to amendment because business change in ownership and partners.no option to edit managers details. How can I rectify this and add documents in VAT certificate?

  • Hi there
    I started a new technical service company in end of December and still getting staff for it. So far we didnt do any business. I know that we can register volunterily. I approached an agent and he says I cannot register without showing AED 375000 turn over yearly. Is he correct?As a new company and havent done any business how we can show that? Also we approached some companies for business and they say to send us profiles with TRN number for their accounting purpose.

    • You are a new business so you do not have to register. If you want to register voluntarily then the annual turnover threshold is AED 187,500 but for the companies whose turnover is more than AED 375,000 they must register. if your turnover is less than AED 187,500 then you do not have to register. Thanks
      Let us know if you need any kind of financial services. We are authorized by Ministry of Economy and also we are Authorized VAT AGENT by Federal Tax Authority (FTA)

      • Thanks for quick reply. So if I opt to not register since Im a new company, what will I do when companies dealing with us ask for TRN number? Please help in this too.

        • Just tell them that you are touching the required turnover and it is in the Law. And you are not yet eligible to get the TRN. once you will touch the annual turnover of AED 187,500 then FTA will issue the TRN. if you apply it now the FTA will reject your application. thanks

  • Hi Sir.
    My company applied for VAT REGISTRATION for almost two weeks now the application is still pending,
    my question is , is there any issue with my registration or is it a technical problem from your office?

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  • Hello. We are a recently started Trading Company with a turnover of AED 390,000 and we believe this makes us eligible for Compulsory VAT registration. But is there a minimum amount of Expenses we need to show for the registration?

    • You have to show the expenses and turnover in the income statement of the last 12 months. yes you are mandatory for the VAT Registration. Let us know if you need any assistance in the VAT Registration. We are also providing services like Audit, Income Statement, Tax Agent and Accounting/Bookkeeping. Contact Us!

  • hi
    we have many sole proprietorship companies, we registered as a group because owner same, some of them branches also (separate trade licenses), for our group the representative company is a branch company, is any problem ? And also we have one llc company we took separate TRN for main and branch of this llc company (branch separate license) is any problem for this also?

    • There will be no problem. And Let us know if you need Accounting/Bookkeeping, VAT Accounting or Audit services for your companies. We will assist you. Contact Us!

    • Bank details are not necessary. For new companies, VAT Registration is not mandatory. it depends on the turnover/income. if the turnover is more than AED 375,000 then you must register.
      If it is less than AED 187,500 then you are not eligible to get the TRN. Let us know if you need bookkeeping services.
      Thanks

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  • Dear SAB Audit,
    I am writing on behalf of Al Hamad Advocates, Our firm is owned and run by one natural person and still we didn’t register on VAT, We don’t have financial statement, We don’t know how much the turn over for the last 12 months, All we have is a Bank statement. My concerns, Is there any consequences for the late registry on VAT? Is the Bank statement can be a proof for the turn over? Please help us we want to register this business.

    Thank you.

    • If the annual turnover is more than AED 375,000 then you must register, if you don’t then you will face the consequences in the form of fines and penalties by the Federal Tax Authority (FTA). if your annual turnover is less than AED 375,000 then it will be optional for you to register but you still have to maintain your accounts in a standardized format in order to proof them and to avoid penalties and fines. Contact us if you need any financial services assistance. Thank you Gelyn.

  • Hi,
    1. Our Company VAT Return filing due date is 28/04/2018. Is it also due date for making payment?
    2. Can we claim Input VAT for the invoices on which our TRN no is not mention but only company Name.

    Regards

  • Hi Sab!
    i just want to ask if is it mandatory to have an accounting system for the filling of VAT? what will happen if we are still using manual (Excel) for our accounting records? also, we are Zero-rated Company. Thank you for your usual help.

  • When should a newly opened company (2018) apply for vat registration? Is there a time limit for this? Is it mandatory to do so ?

    • Newly opened companies do not have to do the VAT Registration, If their turnover touches the threshold of AED 187,500 then they can register voluntarily.
      If the turnover touches the threshold of AED 375,000, then they can register mandatory.

  • Hi,
    A european business outside the GCC is using a factory in UAE to manufacture and distribute products to customers in UAE. The factory is charging VAT on invoices to the EU company for the distribution, but the EU company invoices the UAE customers directly and is not charging VAT on products. Must/Can the EU comapny register for VAT in the UAE as they do not have a local trade license or local bank account?
    Thank you

  • One of my cousin dealing in Second hand Mobile Phones. Most of them are Purchased from Unregistered Dealers,ie Directly from the end Users so he is not paying VAT on the Same. Now he Proposes to buy second hand phones in large volume from Registered dealers and they informed him that he is required to pay VAT on the Margin earned by them. Kindly help me by providing the information in respect of following Queries:
    1. on Which Amount he is required to collect VAT on his Subsequent Sale to end Customers?
    2. Whether he Can Claim the VAT Paid on the Purchase of these Second Hand Goods ?

  • Dear Sir

    we are a magazine publishing company in Saudi Arabia, and we have our office in dubai registered as branch of gCC company, we have registered VAT in KSA.

    Our clients based in dubai will publish advertisement in magazine printed in saudi arabia, they issue a purchase order to pubish adv to us and we raise an invoice.

    First do we need to register for VAT seperately in UAE or same saudi VAT will be work?
    Second : since the advertisement is published in saudi arabia, do we need to still charge 5% to the clients.

    your advice and solution is highly appreciated

    Regards
    Pasha

    • i) If the turnover for the last 12 months of the UAE branch is more than AED 375,000 then you must register for VAT, if it is below than the threshold amount which is AED 375,000 then you can register voluntarily. The TRN of KSA is not allowed to be used in UAE.

      ii) If you raise the invoice to your UAE clients from KSA, then VAT will be Zero Rated. If you raise the invoice to your UAE clients from UAE, then VAT will be 5%.

      For further details, we can provide you with our consultancy services. Feel Free to contact us.

      Thank you

  • thank you for your clarification
    the invoices will be raised from ksa but client is paying us by cheque /transfering to our dubai bank account or even payment should be done to KSA .

    regards
    imtiyaz

  • Hi SAB,
    We are a newly registered(2016) medical and dental center, started working since 2017 April. Our last year net business is AED 60000 but our expenses were around AED300000. We have voluntarily registered for VAT and our application is still pending.
    We have asked for tax exemption (Section 06 in the registration form) as we are not collecting any tax from our customer. We have received an email from FTA support which I have mentioned below;
    • Section (About the applicant): “On what basis are you applying for registration?” kindly select Legal person – Incorporated (LLC, LLP, Partnership etc). • Section (Exception from VAT Registration): your company provides taxable activities as per UAE Tax law you are not eligible to be under zero rate, Change yes to No. • Kindly, Provide official documents such as Invoices or Contract which indicates the company have exceeded Turnover for the last 12 months

    Kindly advise me how to move forward to get the TRN number.

    Thanks in advance
    Anneeza

    • 1. About the applicant: you need to change ‘On what basis are you applying for registration’ select the option ‘Legal person incorporated (LLC)
      2. The services you are providing are taxable as per UAE Tax Law, so you cannot ask for Exemption and you are not even eligible to be under Zero Rated. you must charge 5% VAT to your customers after getting the TRN. So, in the application you need to change ‘YES’ into ‘NO’
      3. You Need to provide Income statement showing the turn over of last 12 months along with Invoices/Bills as supporting evidence for the turn over mentioned in Income statement.

      We are offering VAT Registration Services on very economical rates also we are providing VAT and Accounting Services. Feel free to contact us.
      Thank you

  • Hi SAB!

    I want to ask regarding the VAT in Rent in our clinic, we issued 3 cheques for the VAT Itself for the whole year. Can we claim it all within our first VAT Return Period – Jan -May 2018. Our Due Date is on June 28, Please help.

    Thank you!

  • Hi SAB,

    Good Day!
    I need to ask about the VAT in RENT, we issued 3 cheques for the Rental VAT itself for the whole year, can we claim it for the First VAT Return period (January-May 2018)? our due is on June 28, 2018.

    Thank you

    • If you have already paid the VAT cheque separately within current date then you can claim it in the first VAT Return period.
      If you have paid all 3 cheques (including VAT in each cheque) then you can claim VAT related to your quarter.
      You cannot claim VAT on those cheques which are post dated and you have not paid the amount of those cheques as well.
      For more information, feel free to contact us. (+971 181 2155)
      We are offering VAT Filing services as well and we are authorized ‘Tax Agent’ by the FTA.
      Thank you

  • I’m confused in our case,
    because we are renting 2 Flats, each flat we issued 2 cheques (without VAT) 1.) cheque dated January 24, 2018, 2.) Cheque dated July 24, 2018(Post dated). Then, the owner issued 3 cheques for VAT all dated February 1, 2018.

  • Hi. We are a start up company focusing on Marketing Management and research. Are we required to appy for VAT? or just voluntary?

    • If the annual turnover is more than AED 375,000 then you must register, if you don’t then you will face the consequences in the form of fines and penalties by the Federal Tax Authority (FTA). if your annual turnover is less than AED 375,000 then it will be optional for you to register but you still have to maintain your accounts in a standardized format in order to proof them and to avoid penalties and fines. Contact us if you need any financial services assistance. Thank you Claire.

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