In United Arab Emirates, Stripe Tax supports calculation and collection of VAT.
When to register for tax collection
Use the Thresholds tab to get insights about your potential tax registration obligations in United Arab Emirates. Stripe also notifies you with email and Dashboard alerts when you need to register to collect tax. Learn more about how the monitoring tool works.
If you’re located outside the UAE, you must register in the UAE as soon as you perform taxable sales in the UAE and where no other person is obligated to pay the due VAT on these supplies in the UAE (no reverse charge applies). The registration deadline is within 30 days of performing the first taxable sale.
For example, if you’re based in the US and sell digital services to UAE consumers, you must register within 30 days of performing the first sale. However, if you only sell to UAE businesses, you don’t need to register because such sales are subject to reverse charge.
Threshold: 1 transaction in the UAE
Period: 12 months
Included transactions: Any taxable transactions that reverse charge doesn’t apply to.
How to register
Find more information on how to register for VAT in United Arab Emirates on the government website.
After you’ve registered to collect tax in United Arab Emirates, add your registrations to Stripe in the Registrations tab in the Dashboard. This turns on tax calculation and collection in Stripe for your transactions in United Arab Emirates.
Learn more about how to add your registration in the Dashboard.
How we calculate taxes
Stripe calculates VAT for your transactions in United Arab Emirates.
Generally, most transactions are taxable in the jurisdiction where your customer is. Stripe assumes the sale of most goods or services to be taxable unless specifically exempted.
How to report and file your taxes
You’re responsible for filing and remitting your taxes to United Arab Emirates. Stripe doesn’t file taxes on your behalf. However, we do have trusted partners who can help manage your filing and remittance.