Corporate Tax Registration In UAE: All You Need To Know

The Federal Tax Authority (FTA) has announced new deadlines for businesses to register for Corporate Tax. To avoid penalties and stay on the right side of the law, it’s crucial to get your registration done on time. Here’s everything you need to know in a simple and straightforward way.

When Does This Start?

The new rules kick in on 1 March 2024. If you got your business license in January or February, make sure to register by the end of May 2024.

Key Deadlines for Existing Licenses (year of issue is irrelevant, only month):

Corporate tax registration

For New Businesses (After 1 March 2024):

  • Resident Businesses: Must register within three months of starting up.
  • Non-Resident Businesses with a Permanent Establishment: Register within six months.
  • Non-Resident Businesses with a Nexus: Register within three months of establishing a nexus.

For Individuals:

  • Resident Individuals: If you’re running a business and your income goes over the threshold in 2024, register by 31 March 2025.
  • Non-Resident Individuals: If you exceed the income threshold, register within three months of meeting the criteria.


Miss the deadline and you could face penalties. So, it’s important to stay on top of these dates!

Help and Resources:

The FTA will be hosting webinars to help everyone understand these new rules. Make sure to check out the guidelines on the FTA’s website.

How to Register:

You can register for Corporate Tax 24/7 on the EmaraTax digital platform. The process is quick and easy, taking about 30 minutes.

  • Already Registered for VAT or Excise Tax? Just log in to your account, complete the Corporate Tax registration request, and get your Tax Registration Number.
  • New Users: Create an account on the EmaraTax platform, and follow the steps to register your business.

Why Is This Important?

The FTA wants to make sure everyone is compliant with the new Corporate Tax laws. Registering on time not only helps you avoid penalties but also keeps your business operations smooth and hassle-free.

Final Note:

The FTA encourages all businesses and individuals to register by the specified deadlines. For more detailed information and to stay updated, visit the FTA’s e-Services portal.