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Dubai Multi Commodities Centre

One of the world’s leading free zone, with over 14,000 companies operating from the centre.

LICENSES: Service | Trading | Industrial

FACILITIES: Offices | Executive desks

COSTS: Medium (from US$12,000)

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The United Arab Emirates provides a vibrant environment for businesses to setup and operate from the region. It offers a world-class lifestyle for investors to live and work, along with their families.

Most countries have tax laws that can be applicable to individuals and companies from those countries that operate from the UAE. In this regard, the UAE has signed over 100 Double Tax Avoidance Agreements (DTAA) worldwide, which have different levels of application. 

Click here to download a list of current UAE Double Taxation Agreements. 

Double Taxation Agreements

Double taxation is defined when similar taxes are imposed in two countries on the same tax payer on the same tax base, which harmfully affects the exchange of goods, services and capital and technology transfer and trade across the border.

Public and private companies, investment firms, air transport firms and other companies operating in the UAE, as well as residents, benefit from Avoidance of Double Taxation Agreements (DTA).

The purpose of avoidance of double taxation agreements

  • Promote the development goals of the UAE and diversify its sources of national income
  • Eliminating double taxation, additional taxes and indirect taxes and fiscal evasion
  • Remove the difficulties relating to cross-border trade and investment flows
  • Offer full protection to tax payers from double taxation, whether direct or indirect and avoid obstructing the free flow of trade and investment and promoting the development goals, in addition to diversify sources of national income and increase the size of investments inflows
  • Take into consideration the taxation issues and the global changes in the economic, financial sectors, and the new financial instruments and the mechanisms of transfer pricing
  • Encourage the exchange of goods, services and capital movements.

What is a Tax Residency Certificate?

A Tax Residence Certificate is a document issued by the Ministry of Finance in the UAE. This is the main document that serves as an evidence of the individual’s or company’s UAE tax residency to qualify for exemptions under the DTAA.

What is a Tax Residence Certificate used for?

A Tax Residence Certificate is the main document that is used for claiming tax relief in the home country of the individual or company that applies for it.

Contact us to discuss your Tax Residency requirements. 

The requirements are as follows:

  • Passport copy and valid visa copy issued at least 180 days earlier
  • Emirates ID copy
  • 6 months personal UAE bank statements, each page stamped by the bank
  • Proof of income in UAE, e.g., Employment agreement, share certificate, salary certificate
  • Immigration (GDRF) Report (report evidencing all entries into and exists out of the UAE)
  • Certified tenancy contract copy or title deed; valid for at least three months prior to application

Application Fees: AED 2,000 + AED 3, paid through e-Dirham Card

The requirements are as follows:

  • Valid trade license copy
  • Certified tenancy contract copy or title deed; valid for at least three months prior to application; a physical office space is mandatory (Flexi-desk does not qualify)
  • Passport, valid visa copy and Emirates ID of the company Director/ Manager
  • Latest certified audited financial statement or last 6 months company UAE bank statements; stamped by the bank

Application Fees: AED 10,000 + AED 10, paid through e-Dirham Card

How can 10 Zone help with your Tax Residency requirements?

10 Zone has:

  • been setting up businesses in Dubai since 2004
  • experts in consultancy and company formation
  • a team of highly qualified Lawyers, Chartered Accountants and Relationship Managers
  • capabilities to assist you in English, Arabic, French, German, Turkish, Hindi, Afrikaans & Tagalog.

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