Tax Residency Certificate UAE is also called as Tax Domicile Certificate (TRC) to take advantage of double taxation avoidance agreements signed by UAE. A certificate issued for eligible natural and legal persons to benefit from Double Tax Avoidance Agreements (DTAA) on income signed by the UAE.

A certificate issued for a business person to refund VAT paid outside the UAE, whether or not DTAAs are applicable.

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How to obtain Tax Residency Certificate in UAE?

Tax Residency Certificate or sometimes called a Tax Domicile Certificate is an official certificate or document which is issued by the Ministry of Finance of UAE to either Company inside UAE for at least 1 year of age or an Individual with a UAE residency visa / permanently residing in the UAE for at least minimum of 180 Days.

This Official Certificate is used to fully utilize the advantages of the extensive double tax treaties and to take advantage of double taxation avoidance agreements signed by the UAE with over 76 Countries in the World and this certificate valid for one year from the date of its issue.

This Official Tax Residency Certificate is not Applicable to Offshore Companies (International Business Companies).

The Required Documents for Tax Residency Certificate will depend on the type of Applications: –

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS FOR TAX RESIDENCY CERTIFICATE (COMPANIES)

        • Valid Company Trade License Copy
        • Establishment contract certified by official authorities (if it is not a Sole Company)
        • Shareholders & Manager Passport Copy
        • Shareholders & Manager Residence Visa
        • Shareholders & Manager Emirates ID
        • Certified copy of the latest audited financial Statement/Audit Report
        • Latest and validated 6-month Company bank statement - Must be stamped by the bank
        • Certified copy of Company lease agreement or Tenancy Contract
        • Tax forms (if any) from the country in which the certificate is to be submitted

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS FOR TAX RESIDENCY CERTIFICATE (INDIVIDUALS):

        • Passport Copy
        • UAE Residence Visa Copy
        • Emirates ID Copy
        • A certified copy of (residential) lease agreement or Tenancy Contract Copy
        • Latest Salary certificate
        • Latest & validated 6-month bank statement
        • A report from the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs specifying the number of days the resident has stayed in the UAE
        • Tax forms (if any) from the country in which the certificate is to be submitted

TIME SPAN

  4-5 working days for Pre-approval processing.

  5-7 working days for the issuance of the Tax Residency Certificate (TRC) once it is approved.

Fees for Tax Residency Certificate

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

Procedure to apply for a tax residency certificate UAE?

To obtain a tax residency certificate, an online process needs to be followed by the applicant. The steps include:

      1. Create an online account in the Ministry of Finance (MoF) portal;
      2. Fill out the application to obtain UAE Tax Residence Certificate;
      3. Once the application is approved, payment needs to be done online.

 

BMS Auditing will assist you in obtaining a tax residency certificate in UAE. BMS Auditing is one of the most professional and approved audit and accounting firm in Dubai.

Service Fees:

– For individuals:

o For submitting the application: 100 Dirhams + 3 Dirhams, paid through e-Dirham Card
o For issuing the certificate: 1,000 Dirhams + 3 Dirhams, paid through e-Dirham Card

– For companies:

o For submitting the application: 100 Dirhams + 3 Dirhams, paid through e-Dirham Card
o For issuing the certificate: 500 – 19,00 to  Dirhams + 3 Dirhams, paid through e-Dirham Card

Lost, Damaged, or Copy of Original

– Pay 100 Dirhams for issuing a replacement of lost, damaged or copy of original certificate + 3 Dirhams, paid through e-Dirham Card

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