VAT registration is important for all traders and businesses who are actively involved in the production of goods and services. There are advantages and disadvantages of voluntary VAT registration, and the choice to volunteer comes down to your particular business and your personal preferences. The VAT is similar to sales tax, but this is quite different from sales tax when you consider that it can be collected at the time of purchase. Under UAE VAT, it is mandatory for every business to describe a Tax Registration Number (TRN) to claim the credits of paid taxes. This TRN allows a business to communicate with its suppliers, vendors, and customers - so when they raise an invoice, they tag it with a TRN - allowing businesses to claim credits.

The registration of business entities for VAT depends on the income generated by the business. Upon completion of the registration process, the registrant receives a TRN number. This number is available only after the VAT registration process has been completed. It is an unspeakable law that every company in the UAE must have a TRN number. Let’s take a deeper look at what a TRN is and how it is received.

Many business organizations, including individuals or companies, are under the impression that registration is not mandatory due to the nature of their supplies or that they are not affected by doing business in an independent area. To register.


Online VAT registration is a prerequisite for e-service numbers online approved by the Federal Tax Authority (FTA). You can easily set up the account. To open an e-service account, visit this site and follow these steps:

  • Click Sign Up and fill in the details on your device's screen form, such as your email id, password, security code, and security question.
  • After completing the form and submitting it, an automatic email will be sent to your registered email ID.
  • It is charged during production or import stage
  • Login to your account with your credentials (username and password)

Procedures for VAT Registration in the UAE

Before applying for VAT registration, you will need the following documents in soft copy to continue the VAT registration process

  • Authentic signatures or identity documents of the company owner
  • Business activities of companies
  • Previous 12-month turnover estimates
  • Expected sales
  • Expected values of imports and exports
  • Whether you intend to engage with GCC suppliers
  • Whether you expect GCC to engage with customers
  • Custom registration number if registered
  • Bank account details
  • The estimated value of imports for one year
  • Support Documents for Customs Registration in each Emirate, if applicable.