How to obtain tax residency certificate in UAE

September 14, 2023

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The laws in the UAE are evolving every day. Life is fast and people are becoming busier in their jobs, businesses and over all life because there is so much to do and the days are not long enough. The fast speed of life has to be supported by the government so that people can meet their targets and obtain the life standards that they aim for. This is why the government of the UAE has been working tirelessly to provide the right laws and regulations so that everything that happens in the UAE is through a system that makes things easier for people to manage.

Whether you talk about setting up a business, driving a cab or becoming a freelancer, everything is regularized to provide ease not only to those who are involved in these matters but the general public because there are always positive or negative effects of almost everything for the third parties. These negative or positive externalities have to be recorded in order to deal with them and provide people with the lifestyle that is comfortable, healthy and prosperous.

Tax systems

Departments like the Department of Economic development and other authorities relevant to the world of business have made sure that every business provides the best product and service possible in order for the public to be at ease and comfort when entering the market. This has created a competitive advantage for firms who take the opportunity to become better and use laws and regulations in their favour to become more and more efficient.

The system of taxation in the UAE is very unique. Businesses mostly do not have to pay taxes on what they earn, although fees and charges are collected at the time of registration. Other than that, the UAE government provides you with ease so that business is promoted and people from all around the world are attracted to the UAE.

Obtaining tax residency certificate

Tax residency certificate Dubai is an official government document issued to companies in the UAE operating for at least one year. The document is also called the tax domicile certificate UAE and can be issued to individuals who have UAE residency visa and are residing in the UAE for at least 180 days.

The tax residency certificate UAE allows the holder to avoid double taxation pursuant to terms of agreements signed by the government of UAE with the authorities from 76 other countries. However, the certificate is not issued to off shore companies.

The tax residency certificate UAE can be obtained if you are fulfilling the requirements set forth by the government in its laws and regulations related to businesses.

Let’s look at the requirements for obtaining a tax domicile certificate UAE.

The required documents for companies:

  1. A copy of valid company trade license
  2. Establishment contract certified by official authorities
  3. Manager and shareholders’ passport copy
  4. Manager and shareholders’ residence visa
  5. Manager and shareholders’ Emirates ID
  6. Certified copy of the latest audit report
  7. Latest company bank statement for last 6 months
  8. Company lease agreement or Tenancy Contract (Certified Copies)
  9. Tax forms from the country where the certificate is to be submitted

Required Documents for Individuals:

  1. Copy of passport
  2. Copy of UAE Residence Visa
  3. Copy of Emirates ID
  4. Residential lease agreement or Tenancy Contract (Certified Copies)
  5. Latest Salary certificate.
  6. Latest company bank statement for last 6 months
  7. Report from General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs stating number of days the resident has stayed in the UAE.
  8. Tax forms from the country where the certificate is to be submitted

What’s the next step?

Experts at KWS ME will help you with everything that you require. Our core services include company formation and business registration but the support services that we provide are also as important. From trademark registration to visa processing and pro services, our firm provides comfort and ease the setup and running of a business in the UAE. Our experts will guide you on obtaining a tax residency certificate Dubai as well.

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