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.
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
Individual on spouse visa
A Foreign Company’s Branch
Countries that come under the Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement or DTT are listed below:
Bosnia and Herzegovina