Ministry of Finance UAE is the government department that issues official documents like Tax Residency Certificate in UAE. This document is for the individual who is residing in UAE or the company that is existed in the region.

What is tax residency? Basically, tax residency is the country of your citizenship. If you have two countries residency then you should list the passport country. Otherwise you can be taxed by both countries. This is called double tax and there is a solution that is known as DTAA (Double Tax Avoidance Agreement). DTAA is the agreement between two countries to issue a tax residence certificate and the certificate holder is able to claim treaty benefits.

If you are investing in UAE and planning to setup business in UAE, then fortunately you are availing 100% tax-free setup through this DTAA and Double Taxation Treaty. It means you just need to pay tax in only one country.

Individuals can also get benefits from treaty. They just need to provide specific documents to get this certificate. Request letter for tax residency certificate is one of the major requirements.

Requirements:

For Corporations

  • A valid Trade License Copy

  • Copy of a Tenancy contract

  • Copy of Passport

  • Copy of Residence visa

  • Copy of Emirates ID

  • AED Bank Account Statement for last 6 months

  • Audited Bank Statement

For individual Person

  • Copy of Passport

  • Copy of Visa

  • 6 months’ Bank Statement

  • Tenancy contract certified by RERA attestation deed

  • A Salary Certificate

  • Immigration residency report

Note: – 1: Validity of Tax Residency Certificate for Company and individual both is 1 year.

                2: 2 weeks is approximate time for issuing of Tax Residence certificate in UAE

 

Tax Domicile Certificate

Do not confuse yourself between Tax Residence certificate and Tax Domicile Certificate, because both are same. Tax Domicile Certificate is the other name of Tax Residency Certificate. This is the certificate to get benefits from DTAA agreement signed between UAE and the foreign jurisdictions. So, get tax certificate download option online and avail the opportunity.

Who can have Tax Residency Certificate

  • Free Zone Company

  • A UAE Mainland Company

  • Offshore Company

  • An investor

  • Business Owner

  • Employed

  • Individual on spouse visa

  • A Foreign Company’s Branch

Countries that come under the Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement or DTT are listed below:

Albania

Algeria

Andorra

Armenia

Austria

Azerbaijan

Bangladesh

Barbados

Belarus

Belgium

Belize

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bulgaria

Brunei

Canada

China

Comoros

Cyprus

Czech Republic

Estonia

Egypt

Finland

France

Fiji

Georgia

Germany

Guinea

Greece

Hungary

India

Indonesia

Ireland

Italy

Japan

Jersey

Jordan

Kazakhstan

Korea

Kenya

Kosovo

Kyrgyzstan

Lebanon

Liechtenstein

Luxembourg

Latvia

Lithuania

Macedonia

Malaysia

Malta

Mauritius

Mexican States

Mongolia

Morocco

Mexico

Mozambique

Montenegro

Netherlands

New Zealand

Pakistan

Panama

Philippines

Poland

Portugal

Romania

Russia

Senegal

Serbia

Singapore

Spain

Sri Lanka

Slovenia

Sudan

Switzerland

Syria

Tajikistan

Thailand

The Seychelles

Tunisia

Turkey

Turkmenistan

Ukraine

United Kingdom

Uruguay

Uzbekistan

Venezuela

Vietnam

Yemen