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UAE VAT registration deadlines

  • Oct 7, 2017 | Richard Asquith

UAE VAT registration deadlines

The United Arab Emirates is scheduled to introduce 5% VAT from 1 January 2018.  The VAT registration portal is now open for businesses providing taxable supplies above the VAT registration threshold.  The annual  registration threshold is AED 375,000 (approximately €86,000).

The requirement to register has been staggered over the forthcoming weeks, as follows:

  • 31 Oct research and development businesses
  • 31 Oct businesses with taxable supplies in excess of AED 150m (approximately €34.5m)
  • 30 Nov businesses with taxable supplies in excess of AED 10m (approximately €2.3m)
  • 4 Dec all other businesses

VP Global Indirect Tax
Richard Asquith
VP Global Indirect Tax Richard Asquith
Richard Asquith is VP Global Indirect Tax at Avalara, helping businesses understand their compliance obligations as they grow globally. He can be contacted at: richard.asquith@avalara.com. He is part of the European leadership team which won International Tax Review's 2020 Tax Technology Firm of the Year. Richard trained as an accountant with KPMG in the UK, and went on to work in Hungary, Russia and France with EY.