Tax Certificate in UAE

“Issuing Tax Domicile Certificate for Individuals”

BY MINISTRY OF FINANCE, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

TAX Certificates​

The economy of the UAE has been transforming rapidly. From being heavily reliant on oil revenue to a country with a diverse economy attracting investments from all over the world, the UAE has come a long way. Dubai and Abu Dhabi have become the centers of the country attracting international financing and embracing the use of the latest technology. In addition to new investments, tourism has also become a major source of income for this country.

Among other things, the tax favorable environment of the country attracts investors from all over the world. Companies based in the UAE enjoy many tax benefits including tax exemption. UAE has established double taxation agreements to ensure business owners do not pay the same tax twice in two countries. To benefit from the double taxation policy, a company must possess a Tax certificate in the UAE. This certificate lets the companies enjoy many tax benefits that UAE has to offer.

The double taxation policy encourages the free flow of investment from other countries and protects the member countries from double taxation on the exchange of goods, services, and capital. To take full advantage of this policy, companies must obtain a tax certificate. Professionals can help you process your application seamlessly and acquire the tax certificate in no time.

Documents Required by an Individual to Obtain Tax Certificate

The documents required to obtain the tax certificate vary for both individuals and companies. Along with documents, an application fee of AED 2000 is payable to the MoF (Ministry of Finance). This fee must be paid through a valid UAE e-Dirham card. An individual will need the following documents to obtain a

Tax certificate in the UAE:

  • Copy of your Emirates ID
  • Proof of income in the UAE such as employment agreement, salary certificate, share certificate, etc.
  • Copy of passport and valid copy of visa that was issued at least 180 days prior to applying.
  • A report from the GDRFA (General Directorate of Residency and Foreign Affairs) for evidence of the entries and exits from the UAE.
  • Bank statement of 6 months - personal bank statements in the UAE stamped by the bank.
  • A copy of the title deed or certified tenancy contract that is valid for at least three months prior to application.

Documents Required by a Company to Obtain Tax Certificate

Along with the required documents, a company will need to pay a fee of AED 10,00 to obtain a Tax certificate in the UAE, this fee is also payable to MoF. The required documents are:

  • A copy of the Memorandum of Association (MOA) for the company.
  • The organizational structure of the company
  • A valid UAE resident visa copy, passport, and Emirates ID of the company’s directors, managers, and shareholders.
  • Valid UAE Trade License, mainland DED or Freezone. The company must have been active for more than a year.
  • A title deed or the certified commercial tenancy contract copy that is valid for at least three months prior to application. A physical space for an office is mandatory when applying, a virtual space will not be enough.
  • A copy of the Chamber of Commerce certificate.
  • The latest audited and certified financial statement or the UAE bank statements of the last 6 months. These statements must be stamped by the bank.

Process of Obtaining Tax Certificate in the UAE

Any individual or company can apply for the tax certificate online. The process for applying is as follows:

  1. Create an account on the payable to the MoF (Ministry of Finance) portal.
  2. Fill in the necessary details in the application form.
  3. Attach the required documents with the form in JPEG or PDF format.
  4. Once you have submitted the application form and documents, they will be verified. If the documents meet the criteria, the individual will receive an email confirmation and will be asked to pay the balance fees.
  5. Once the payment is confirmed, the certificate will be sent by express courier.

Advantages Of Obtaining a Tax Certificate in the UAE

Investors all over the world can get the finest business experience in the UAE. They not only have access to a global market, but they can also benefit from the tax policy of this country. Obtaining a tax certificate can have multiple benefits for a company, and some of the notable ones are:

  • All the advantages of tax certificates are available to the companies located in both mainland and free zones.
  • Tax barriers for both exports and imports are removed.
  • The certificate can be obtained by both companies and individuals.
  • The certificate allows the business to avoid double taxes.
  • The Tax certificate in the UAE promotes global commerce and inter-country ties
  • This certificate is the final and ultimate confirmation of the company’s tax residency in the nation.
  • Companies and individuals can obtain separate certificates for different nations.
  • This certificate indicates the status of an individual or company in the UAE and aids in tax avoidance.

Trusted professionals can assist you in obtaining tax certificates seamlessly. They can help you acquire all the necessary documents and file an application to get a tax certificate.

Process flow

Create a new account on MoF website and apply through MOF website

Review of the submitted documents by the department and adoption

Payment of certificate's fees

The customer will receive the certificate through email once the payment operation finished

Requirements and Documents

Requirements to get the service

  • To apply for the service, you must have an email and an account on the system
  • Email Register in the system
  • Mobile number
  • To be resident in the state 183 days at least

Required Documents for Tax Domicile Certificate

  • Passport Copy
  • Valid Residence Copy
  • Certified Tenancy Contract / Title Deed.
  • Certified bank statement for at least 6 months during the required year.
  • Source of Income/Salary Certificate.
  • Immigration Report of residency (Exit & Entry report)

Fees

For issuing the certificate: Pay 2,000 Dirhams + 3 Dirhams, paid through e-Dirham Card The Payment for the certificate occurs, after the final approval of the request by the Ministry

For submitting the application

Pay 100 Dirhams + 3 Dirhams, paid through e-Dirham Card

Lost, Damaged, or Copy of Original

Pay 100 Dirhams + 3 Dirhams, paid through e-Dirham Card

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