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Steps to apply for Tax Registration Number in UAE

Tax registration number or TRN is an exclusive number that is issued to a registered entity by the Federal Tax Authority (FTA). This number will be automatically issued once an entity or individual has completed VAT registration. Mentioning this number will allow the government to keep track of all the transactions which have been made by business or individual.

Steps to apply for TRN

Step 1: Provide all details of the applicant’s business information

The first step is to provide all the information to tax agents in UAE including the business type, trade license from authorized issuing body and other relevant details. It is also required for the applicant to provide the registered tradename of the applicant.

Step 2: Furnish applicants contact details

Next step is to provide the contact details of the business. If a business has multiple addresses, then the details must be provided as per the place where the majority of the day to day activity is conducted.

Step 3: Provide bank details

When furnishing the bank details, the bank account should be from an established bank in UAE, and the account name should match the legal entity name to be registered with the Federal Tax Authority.

Step 4: Supply information on applicant’s business application

If the applicant is involved in any other business in the UAE for the past five years, you will be required to submit documentation that reflects the role of said business

Step 5: Provide information on the applicant’s business activities

Under this step the applicant has furnish details regarding the legal entity business is also where you need the help of VAT registration specialists in calculating the turnover threshold in the local currency. This section requires to submit the evidence that justifies declared turnover value.

Step 6: Declare communication preference and authorized signatories

Furnishing the details regarding authorized signatories and business communication preference including preferred language and mode of communication.

Step 7: Issuance of TRN number

After submitting all the above-mentioned details, you need to submit the documents for approval. Federal Tax Authority which will scrutinize the details submitted and will send you a mail of approval. After the approval, the entity is registered for VAT in UAE and receives a TRN and VAT registration certificate stating the number. This number would be used to identify registrant’s business among the various businesses.

Documents to be prepared for obtaining the TRN number

To obtain TRN there are some documents that are needed to be verified by the federal tax authority. Below is the list of most common documents that are needed to be submitted during the registration:

  • Trade license copy of the business
  • The owners' contact details
  • Passport copies of partners or business owners
  • The company addresses
  • The bank details of the company
  • The company’s memorandum of association

Required documents may vary depending upon the nature of business

Verifying Tax Registration Number

Verification of tax registration number would simplify and ensure correct filing of VAT returns and settlement of payable tax within the stipulated time by FTA. Seek the help of a VAT consultant they can help assist in verifying the validity of TRN.

VAT consultants in UAE

VAT registration in UAE is important for business carrying out any activity in the UAE.  Even slight mistake in filling a form will lead to dismissal of the registration so it is advisable to hire services of VAT consultants which could help you in getting the Tax registration number.

Farahat and co can provide you expert assistance regarding the VAT registration. To know more about the services offered by our firm, do contact us as we would be glad to help you.

Ervee is a CPA with international experience in Tax and Accounting. He has over 12 years of experience in accounting and bookkeeping and over a year in VAT implementation, registration, and accounting in UAE. He regularly drives out inefficiencies in company operations and loves the challenge of helping clients find additional ways for an easier and improved compliance and verification of transactions.