Tax Residency Certificate in the UAE

Tax residency certificate is also known as Tax Domicile Certificate. Federal Tax Authority in UAE issue tax residency certificate for individual and companies.

Tax Residency Certificate in the UAE

Why we need a Tax Residency Certificate in the UAE:

  • With a Tax Residency Certificate from UAE, you can get benefits of Double Tax Avoidance Agreements (DTAA) in other countries who has a DTAA treaty with UAE.
  • A proof to validate that you are a tax resident of the UAE.
  • A means of registration with the tax authorities, which would mean updated information exchange from both ends.

Tax Residency Certificate for Individual

An Individual residing and working in the UAE for at least 183 days can make an application for Tax Residency Certificate.

Documents Required for Tax Residency Certificate

  • A copy of Passport and Emirates ID
  • Valid residence permit
  • A certified copy of the (residential) lease agreement / Tenancy contract
  • Income Source / Salary certificate
  • Bank statement for six months of the required year
  • Immigration Report of Residency Tax forms (if any) from the country where the certificate needs to be submitted

Eligibility Criteria For individual Person

The applicant must have been a resident of the UAE for at least 180 days. Also an annual lease
agreement officially documented by the competent authorities, such as EJARI in Dubai,
municipalities in other Emirates and free zone authorities must be attached to the application.

Tax Residency Certificate for Legal Person

The Legal person operating in the country for at least one year can make an application for the Tax Residency Certificate or Tax Domicile Certificate.

Documents Required:

  • A copy of valid trade license
  • Name of Authorized Signatory for the application, his passport copy, Emirates ID, and Permits of residence (Residence Visa Copy)
  • A copy of Articles of Association and Memorandum of Association
  • Audited Financial Statements
  • Bank statement for six months of the required year
  • A certified copy of the tenancy agreement (Ejari).
  • If the certificate required in Special Template, the format of the Template

Eligibility Criteria For legal Person

In order to be eligible to apply for a TRC, the legal person must have been established for a
period of at least one year. Financial accounts must be audited or prepared by an accredited
audit firm and attached with other required documents to the application. The report must be
certified and stamped by the audit firm. The audited financial report to be attached to the

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