Tax Residency Certificate

What is a Tax
Residency Certificate?

According to the rules of agreements to prevent double taxation, the Federal Tax Authority issues tax residency certificates, also known as tax domicile certificates. The certificate is given out to both individuals and businesses, and its validity period is one year.

To benefit from the UAE's double taxation avoidance agreements, businesses or individuals must acquire a Tax Residency Certificate (TRC).

What is the process for obtaining a Tax Residency Certificate?

Step 01

Create an account on the FTA portal

Step 02

Once an account has been created access the Tax Residency Certificate option & fill the application form.

Step 03

Attach all the documents as mentioned below in the requirements.

Step 04

An email of confirmation and a payment link will be produced once the application form has been submitted and approved by the FTA. The client will be able to receive the certificate by courier upon successful payment processing.

What are the documents required for obtaining a
Tax Residency Certificate?

For a company

  • A U.A.E trade license that has been active for over a year(Mainland DED or Free zone).
  • Memorandum of Association.
  • Certificate of Incumbency (Chamber of Commerce Certificate).
  • Valid passport and a residence visa copy.
  • Company's directors, shareholders, or managers' Emirates ID.
  • The organization chart of the business.
  • Certified copy of a lease agreement.
  • Bank statements from a UAE company (previous six months) stamped by the central bank of U.A.E or the most recent approved audited financial statements.

For an individual

  • Proof of income such as salary certificate, employment agreement.
  • Emirates ID copy.
  • Passport copy & a valid visa copy of U.A.E that should have elapsed the timeframe of 180 days before the application as stipulated for obtaining the TRC for individuals.
  • GDRFA report that shows the entry & exit record of the individual obtaining TRC.
  • Certified copy of the lease agreement which has elapsed the timeframe of 3 months prior to the application.
  • 6 months of personal bank statements verified by the local bank.

What is the government fees for obtaining the
Tax Residency Certificate?

The government fees for obtaining a Tax Residency Certificate is as follows

For a company

AED 10,000

For an individual

AED 2,000

Duration involved in obtaining a Tax Residency Certificate?

Process of approval

After finishing the application form and attaching all necessary papers, it will usually take the UAE Federal Tax Authority 4 to 5 working days to approve the application and certify that all provided documents are accurate.

Issuance of certificate

After the process of approval & successful payment of the government fees it will take 5 days for the Tax Residency Certificate to be issued to the client.

For how long is the Tax Residency Certificate valid?

A Tax Residency Certificate is valid for a period of 1 year from the date of issue & can be renewed annually upon the client discretion.

Role of Oxford Auditing in obtaining the Tax Residency Certificate?

We can help our clients in obtaining the Tax Residency Certificate by conducting the following activities on behalf of the client:

  • Fill the application form.
  • Compile the necessary documents for the work & upload these documents with the application form.
  • Further assistance & turnkey support in obtaining the Tax Residency Certificate.