You need a VAT Registration abroad if there are taxable activities for VAT abroad. You must register for the sales tax in the relevant country. You will then receive a foreign VAT number that you must state on your invoices. If the VAT registration abroad is complete, a VAT declaration must also be made on the turnover that you have realized in that country. Our specialists will, of course, help you with this.
VAT Registration for foreign entrepreneurs:
Are you an entrepreneur who is not based in the UAE? And do you deliver goods or services here? Then you are a foreign entrepreneur for VAT. You file a sales tax declaration here and you may also pay VAT in the UAE.
Is your company based outside the UAE? And do you do business with the UAE? Then you will have to deal with VAT rules. In the UAE, we also call the VAT sales tax.
• Calculate VAT on goods and services
You can read more about VAT on services and VAT on buying and selling goods here:
Indicate VAT, pay and reclaim
We also explain here how you deal with declaring and paying VAT. You can often deduct or reclaim VAT paid. If you do business in the UAE and you do not provide goods or services in the UAE but do incur costs for which VAT has been charged, you can reclaim the VAT paid.
Who is this information for?
This information is intended for foreign entrepreneurs who are not established in the UAE and have no permanent establishment here. Are you established in the UAE, or do you have a permanent establishment here? Then the same VAT rules apply to you.
• Tax office and VAT Registration
As a foreign entrepreneur who has to deal with VAT, you must know which tax office you are dealing with and how you must register with the Tax Authorities.
Your tax office
The Tax Office / Foreign Office handle the Dutch VAT matters of all foreign entrepreneurs, except entrepreneurs who use a tax representative. In those cases, the tax office of your tax representative handles your VAT matters.
Registration with Tax authorities
If you are a foreign entrepreneur who is exposed to Dutch VAT, in many cases you must register with the Dutch Tax Authorities. This depends on your situation:
• Are you an entrepreneur who imports or exports goods (intra-Community)? And do you have to submit a VAT return?
Then you must register for VAT.
• Are you an entrepreneur from a non-EU country and do you not have to submit a VAT return? And do you want to request a VAT refund?
This is only possible if you register.
• Are you an entrepreneur from another EU country and do you not have to file a VAT return? And do you want to request a VAT refund?
Then you do not have to register and you can make a refund request in your own country.
Make and pay VAT returns if you are a foreign entrepreneur
If you file a declaration, many administrative obligations apply. You make a digital declaration via the secure section of our website. You usually make a VAT return once per quarter. You must complete and sign this declaration and return it within 2 months after the end of the period for quarterly and monthly returns. If you are submitting an annual declaration, you must submit the declaration within 3 months.
Even if you have not done business in the UAE for a period or if you are entitled to a refund of VAT, you must also submit a VAT return. So if you are doing business in UAE then it is must to register for the vat. For this one can hire the best accounting firm which help them to solve this matter effectively.