Tax Residency Certificate

  • Some people think that a Tax Residency Certificate is required in order to start a business in the UAE. But this isn’t true, you can apply for a tax residency certificate after you’ve made your UAE business profitable. Applications for Tax Residency Certificates are submitted to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.
  • A tax residency certificate can be obtained from the UAE’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation for an individual who has lived in the UAE for more than 180 days. Because companies in the UAE can make full use of the advantages of double taxation due to the fact that the UAE has signed double tax treaties with dozens of countries around the globe, this allows offshore companies to be tax exempt in either or both jurisdictions. Double taxation is where a person is charged taxes on the same income or taxed in two separate jurisdictions. Up until 90 days ago it was required by law that people who did not live in the country needed to obtain a tax residency certificate (TRC) before receiving a Dubai Residence Permit.
  • In order to apply for a tax residency certificate in the UAE, your company must have a valid Dubai trade license and its management team should be composed of Emiratis. For this reason, you must have been in the UAE for more than 3 years.

Documents Required for Tax Residency Certificate

Documents required for companies

  • All company documents
  • Request letter from the company
  • Shareholder passport copy, visa page , ID copy
  • Audited financial statements
  • 6 months bank statements
  • Tenancy contact copy and EJARI
  • Government fees will be approximately AED: 5,000.00

Documents required for individuals

  • Passport copy and visa page, Emirates ID
  • Tenancy contact and EJARI
  • Source of income / Salary certificate statements
  • 6 months bank statements
  • Immigration report state that, the person is stayed in Dubai number of days in UAE
  • Government fees will be approximately AED: 2,000.00

For best performance of your business, you need to choose a suitable business model. AIG Corporate Services Provider offers following services for business owners: 

  • Mainland, Free Zones or Offshore company registration services in all Emirates of UAE  
  • Opening bank account with all local leading banks 

Speak to our experts for assistance for registration of your company. We provide economical cost service, complete guidance and assist in completing all formalities. 

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