Dubai VAT registration is now open

The UAE Federal Tax Authority (FTA) announces that online registration for VAT is now open.

  • All businesses with a turnover exceeding AED 150m should apply for registration before 31 October 2017.
  • All businesses with a turnover exceeding AED 10m should apply for registration 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 the new year.

A business must register if:

  • The total value of its taxable supplies made within the UAE exceeds the mandatory registration threshold of AED 375.000 in the next 30 days.

What are taxable supplies ?

Taxable supplies include the following:

  • All supplies that are made in the UAE (whether subject to 5% or zero-rated under Article (45) of the Federal Decree Law No (8) of 2017, excluding supplies exempted under Article (46) of the Federal Decree Law No (8) of 2017.
  • All goods or services imported from abroad.

A supply is any supply of goods or services in the UAE for consideration by any person in the course of conducting business. To find out more please check the legislation and information on our website.

What are my obligations if id o not meet the registration threshold above?

Businesses will be required to keep records which will enable the Federal Tax Authority to identify the details of the business activities and review transactions. The specifics regarding the documents which will be required and the time period for keeping them can be found in the Federal Law No. (7) of 2017 on tax procedures and its Executive regulation.

How to register:

Businesses can register through the e-services portal on the FTA website,
call center 600599994

For more information, please contact Mr. Hitesh Shah from Panis Dubai.