Tax Residency Certificate in UAE - Natural Person

The UAE is known as the doorway to the Middle East for businesses all around the world. Along with its prime place and steady economy, various firms are willing to start and develop their businesses in the UAE. In the United Arab Emirates, the tax residency certificate (TRC) is issued by the Federal Tax Authority. The tax authorities provide a one-year certificate that must be renewed every year. HLB HAMT can assist you with the obtaining of the TRC as well as any other regulatory permissions or licenses and also if you need any help obtaining a Tax Residency Certificate as a natural person or a business in the UAE.

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    Documents required for UAE Tax Residency Certificate as a natural person

    After a comprehensive assessment of the paperwork, a tax residency certificate, also known as a tax domicile certificate, is granted in the UAE. Due to the obvious perks of a double taxation treaty, the TRC spares natural persons and businesses from having to pay tax in their homeland.

    A tax residency certificate in UAE is available to any business on the mainland or in a free zone that has been operating in the country for at least a year. Tax Residency Certificates are not available to offshore corporations; instead, they must seek a tax exemption certificate.

    The following documents are necessary to get a tax residence certificate as a natural person

    • A passport and a photocopy of the Emirates ID are required.
    • A resident visa.
    • A bank statement from the local bank for previous six months.
    • A salary certificate or a trade license, as sources of income.
    • In the UAE, a lease agreement must be registered in Ejari or other agencies involved.
    • A statement from the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs detailing the period of the person’s tenure in the United Arab Emirates (minimum 180 days).

    Duration to receive Tax Residency Certificate in the UAE

    The pre-approval phase with FTA normally takes 4 to 5 working days if all essential documentation is in order. The FTA might take up to 5 working days to provide the tax residence certificate after pre-approval and verification that all papers are accurate.

    It may be both fascinating and stressful to relocate to another nation. It includes all of the excitement of learning about a foreign culture, as well as the not-so-fun stress of dealing with administration restrictions. This is where the need to acquire a UAE Tax Residency Certificate comes into play, as well as the assistance of professional business setup advisors who can simplify the process.

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