UAE Corporate Tax Update: Key Registration Dates You Need to Know

 | Updated on: April 3, 2024

The Federal Tax Authority (FTA) of the United Arab Emirates has recently introduced a directive detailing specific registration periods for those subject to Corporate Tax.  

Set to commence on March 1, 2024, this initiative seeks to ensure compliance with the Federal Decree-Law No. 47 of 2022, regarding the taxation of corporations and businesses, including all subsequent updates.  

This directive from the FTA pertains to both juridical and natural persons, covering both Residents and Non-Residents.  

For Juridical persons (resident) incorporated, established, or otherwise recognized before March 1, 2024: 

Date of issuance of license  

Prescribed deadline 

1 January to 28/29 February 

31 May 2024 

1 March to 30 April 

30 June 2024 

1 May – 31 May 

31 July 2024 

1 June – 30 June 

31 August 2024 

1 July – 31 July 

30 September 2024 

1 August – 30 September 

31 October 2024 

1 October – 30 November 

30 November 2024 

1 December – 31 December 

31 December 2024 

Person not having a license as on 1 March 2024[2] 

31 May 2024 


Juridical persons (residents) incorporated on or after March 1, 2024: These entities must register within three months from their date of incorporation, establishment, or recognition. 

Juridical persons (non-residents) with a permanent establishment before March 1, 2024: These entities are required to register within nine months from the start of their Permanent Establishment's existence. 

Juridical persons (non-residents) on or after March 1, 2024: They must complete registration within six months of establishing a Permanent Establishment or within three months of forming a nexus in the UAE. 

Natural persons (residents and non-residents): They are required to register by March 31 of the year following the one in which their turnover exceeds the threshold. 

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It is crucial to note that failure to comply with these registration timelines could lead to administrative penalties as outlined in Cabinet Decision No. 75 of 2023. 

The FTA emphasizes the accessibility of Corporate Tax registration through its EmaraTax digital tax services platform. This platform is available around the clock, offering a straightforward registration process that can be completed in approximately 30 minutes. 

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