Businesses can register for UAE VAT tax through the e-services section on the Federal Tax Authority (FTA) website. However, they need to create an account first.
E-Service Account for UAE VAT
On the Federal Tax Authority (FTA) website, on the top right hand corner of the screen there is an option to either Sign up to the e-Services account, or Login to an existing e-Services account.
Creating an e-Services account for UAE VAT
For creating an account, simply click on the Sign up button on the home page.
To sign up, you must enter a working email address and a unique password of 6-20 characters that includes at least:
- one number;
- one letter;
- one special character (i.e.@,#,$,%,&, and *).
You must confirm that you are a genuine user by completing the alphanumeric verification test that you will see.
Finally, you will be asked to select a security question, provide an answer to it and a hint in order to recover your password in case you forget it.
Please read and agree to the Terms & Conditions of the FTA in relation to using e-Services and the FTA website before clicking the Sign up button.
Verify your UAE VAT e-Services account
You will receive an email at your registered email address asking you to verify your email address.
Do this by clicking on the Click here to verify your email text in the body of the email that you have received.
Ensure that you verify your email address within 24 hours of requesting to create the e-Services account, otherwise the verification link will expire and you will have to reregister. Once you have successfully verified your email address, your e-Services account will be created and you will be invited to Login for the first time.