If you are in UAE and you want to register for VAT (Value-Added Tax) then you will have to follow a step by step process for that. This article will guide you through the whole process. Firstly, you will have to go to the website of FTA (Federal Tax Authority) and make an account of e-services to start the process.

Creation of e-Services Account for VAT Registration

If you want to start the VAT registration process then you will have to create an e-Services account with FTA. Making an e-Services account with FTA is very easy. It is like opening an account in Gmail, Facebook etc. If you want to create an e-Services account then you will have to visit ‘https://eservices.tax.gov.ae’ and click ‘Sign up’ option available on the right-hand corner of the screen. Then follow these steps to complete the process.

  1. Click on the Sign-up button and fill-up the form. You will have to provide general information like email id, password, security code, security question in the sign-up form.
  2. You will receive an email at your registered email address and you will be asked to verify your email address.
  3. After creating the account, you will have to log in with your user name and password with the website of FTA.

After successfully completing the process of creating an e-Services account, you will have to login in the portal of FTA and start the process of VAT registration. Follow the steps given below.

Complete the Procedure of VAT Registration

  1. Login to Your e-Services account

When you log in to your account with your credentials then a portal will be opened where you will be able to see the option of ‘Register for VAT’, click on that option available in your dashboard.

  1. VAT Getting Started Guide

After clicking on ‘Register for VAT’, you will be navigated to the page of ‘Getting Started Guide’. This guide will help you to understand all the important aspects of the VAT registration process in the UAE. You will know everything about the VAT registration process. It will also help you with all the information required for completing the VAT registration process. When you have read all the details given in the different sections of the Getting Started Guide then you need to tick on ‘Click here to confirm you have read the getting started guide’ and click on ‘Proceed’.

  1. VAT Registration Form

When you click on  ‘Proceed’ then it will take you to another page where you will be able to see the VAT registration form. There will be 8 sections in the VAT registration form which you need to fill up very carefully. There will be mandatory fields which you need to complete. If you miss any field then you will not be able to go to another section and the page will automatically alert you with a message indicating the relevant fields in which details must be captured. The 8 sections which you need to complete are:

  1. About the Applicant
  2. Details of the Applicant
  3. Contact Details
  4. Banking Details
  5. Business Relationships
  6. About the VAT Registration
  7. Declaration
  8. Review and Submit

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