VAT Registration / VAT number

A business must register for VAT when taxable supplies and imports exceed the mandatory registration threshold of AED 375,000. In addition, a business may opt for voluntary VAT registration if the total value of its taxable supplies and imports (or taxable expenses) exceeds the voluntary registration threshold of AED 187,500.

TYPES of VAT Registration

  1. Mandatory registration
  2. Voluntary registration

Mandatory

The total value of its supplies and imports subject to tax exceeds the mandatory registration threshold in the last 12 months or The company expects the total value of its supplies and imports subject to tax to exceed the mandatory registration threshold in the next 30 days . The mandatory registration threshold is AED 375,000. This threshold does not apply to foreign companies.

Voluntary

The total value of your supplies and imports subject to taxes or expenses in the last 12 months exceeds the voluntary registration threshold or 30 days. The threshold for voluntary registration is AED 187,500.

VAT registration number In principle, a tax identification number is your tax identification number or tax identification number, which the authorities can use to recognize or identify you. The taxpayer who has been issued a VAT identification number is known as the “registrant”. UAE VAT number is expected to be 15 digits

  • MUST have documents for VAT REGISTRATION NUMBER

Documents required for VAT registration

 1. Copy of business license

 2. Copy of passport of business owner and partners

 3. Copy of UAE identification of owner and partners

 4. Memorandum of association of the company (MOA)

 5. Company contact details

 6. Bank details

 7. Income statement for the last 12 months

8. Type of activity