The present world of business believes in carrying business activities on a global platform. Cross-culture business activities are booming to a great extent. This enhances the trade relations between nations but at the same time, it faces an issue when it gets trapped in the webbing of tax. Now, at this point, the business entities face the issue of double taxation during the import-export procedure. The thought of solving this task gave rise to a tax residence certificate, also known as tax domicile certificate. This certificate is called as a residence certificate as it acts as a proof of residence. It is beneficial for both individuals and business organizations to obtain this certificate. For business purpose, the UAE Government has started issuing this certificate to take advantage of the Double Tax Treaty (DTT) and convert the threat to a business opportunity. Before proceeding ahead towards the procedures, eligibility criteria, first, let’s understand what double tax treaty really means.
A double tax treaty is an agreement that is signed between two countries in order to avoid the tax part that they need to pay during the import-export process while carrying business activities. Many countries throughout the world have entered into this agreement with their business countries to avoid a range of taxes like an import-export tax, income tax, inheritance tax, value added tax, etc. So we can consider the domicile or tax residence certificate as a double tax avoidance agreement (DTAA).
As we have seen, a tax residency certificate is issued in order to gain an advantage of double taxation. In order to obtain the certificate, there are certain criteria that need to be fulfilled by both individuals and corporates. Let’s see who all can obtain a domicile certificate:
To obtain a tax residency certificate, an online process needs to be followed by the applicant. The steps include:
In order to receive a tax residency certificate, certain essential documents need to be presented, and those differ for individuals and corporates. Let’s have a look at the documents required:
A certain sum of money needs to be paid to obtain a tax residency certificate UAE to ease the business process. The entire payments that are involved in the process of obtaining a domicile certificate are required to be paid through e-Dirham Card.
Investing in a business in UAE holds great opportunity. As we have got a basic idea that why tax residence certificate is required, now let’s understand the importance of obtaining this certificate:
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A minimum duration of 2 weeks is required for application approval, and 2 weeks for delivery of the domicile certificate.
The validity period of tax residency certificate in UAE is 1 year.
The minimum cost to obtain a tax residency certificate in UAE is AED 5,000.
No, an offshore company in UAE can’t hold a tax residency certificate.