Overview of VAT in the UAE

VAT (Value Added Tax) is an indirect tax which is charged at every level of supply of goods or services or both.

VAT Registration is mandatory for companies and individuals doing businesses in the UAE, having an annual turnover of more than AED 375,000/-. UAE is going to implement VAT with effect from 1st January 2018. All companies/individuals coming under above threshold limit have to register for VAT before 31st December 2017.

Documents 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.

- Documents identifying the authorized signatory e.g. passport copy, Emirates ID.
- Trade license copy of the company.
- 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
- Turnover for the last 12 months in AED
- Supporting document for 12-month sales
- Expected turnover in next 30 days
- 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
- Supporting documents for customs registration in each Emirates if applicable.
- Details of Bank Account.


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