UAE unveils tax residency criteria

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Marzio

Rainmaker
Entrepreneur
You are tax resident if you stay 90 days + hold a residence permit + have a permanent place of residence + have a business (or are employed)

Nice and clear rules.
 

hireblade89

Mentor Group Light (Private use!)
You are tax resident if you stay 90 days + hold a residence permit + have a permanent place of residence + have a business (or are employed)

Nice and clear rules.
In theory even better, you could have a permanent place of residence OR have a business:

"If he has been physically present in the State for a period of (90) ninety days or more, within the relevant (12) twelve consecutive months, and he is a UAE national, holds a valid Residence Permit in the State or holds the nationality of any member state of the Gulf Cooperation Council, and meets any of the following:
  1. He has a Permanent Place of Residence in the State.
  2. He carries on an employment or Business in the State."
 

Jbb1

New member
In theory even better, you could have a permanent place of residence OR have a business:

"If he has been physically present in the State for a period of (90) ninety days or more, within the relevant (12) twelve consecutive months, and he is a UAE national, holds a valid Residence Permit in the State or holds the nationality of any member state of the Gulf Cooperation Council, and meets any of the following:
  1. He has a Permanent Place of Residence in the State.
  2. He carries on an employment or Business in the State."
“he is a UAE national”
 

GHD999

New member
but just don't be dumb and spend most of your time in Spain or Portugal thinking you are safe and ask what went wrong when the EU tax officer knocks at your door.
And what if I stay in Dubai for 100 days then move to France for max 6 months and finally travel for around 3 months? Will it work?
 

hireblade89

Mentor Group Light (Private use!)
And what if I stay in Dubai for 100 days then move to France for max 6 months and finally travel for around 3 months? Will it work?
Better stay a little bit less in your home country and also make sure to completely cut ties to it, no home at disposals, cars, rental contracts, gym memberships etc, and everything else which could tie it to your home country.
 

GHD999

New member
Better stay a little bit less in your home country and also make sure to completely cut ties to it, no home at disposals, cars, rental contracts, gym memberships etc, and everything else which could tie it to your home country.
This applies only for your home country? France is not my home country.
 

zzzzzz

Entrepreneur
Better stay a little bit less in your home country and also make sure to completely cut ties to it, no home at disposals, cars, rental contracts, gym memberships etc, and everything else which could tie it to your home country.
Is there a difference if you fly from Dubai to neighbouring EU country first (in case of France that would be: Belgium/Spain/Luxembourg/Germany/Italy) and then with bus/rail/car to your home country France without border check (Schengen rules)? In that case France doesn't have any clue that you are there?
 

Konstanz

Entrepreneur
Is there a difference if you fly from Dubai to neighbouring EU country first (in case of France that would be: Belgium/Spain/Luxembourg/Germany/Italy) and then with bus/rail/car to your home country France without border check (Schengen rules)? In that case France doesn't have any clue that you are there?
Short term thinking. You will have to prove that you lived in UAE
Show flight tickets to UAE. Show credit card statements etc etc
 

zzzzzz

Entrepreneur
Short term thinking. You will have to prove that you lived in UAE
Show flight tickets to UAE. Show credit card statements etc etc

If you're a small fish, properly cut all ties, deregister and don't leave any traces when visiting your home country...why would they waste their time and money on investigation?
But if you still have family/business/credit cards/bank accounts/real estate/flights in your home country, high net worth, and you're bragging on social media... you're a good candidate for tax investigation.
 

backpacker

Entrepreneur
If you're a small fish, properly cut all ties, deregister and don't leave any traces when visiting your home country...why would they waste their time and money on investigation?
If you're a small fish, why bother with Dubai?
If you're a small fish, just stay in Europe. It's a paradise for everybody who does not exceed a certain threshold.
 
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zzzzzz

Entrepreneur
If you're a small fish, why bother with Dubai?
If you're a small fish, just stay in Europe. It's a paradise for everybody who does not exceed a certain threshold.
I'm talking about small fish that is large enough to afford UAE visa and all other costs (budget version, without luxurious nonsense).

Costs are very important, sometimes it's better to just stay where you are and pay tax.
 

turtle

New member
I'm talking about small fish that is large enough to afford UAE visa and all other costs (budget version, without luxurious nonsense).

Costs are very important, sometimes it's better to just stay where you are and pay tax.
If you can afford UAE setup then that means make much more than an average EU salaried person. Governments are not looking for only high net worth individuals and they can easily select you for inspection. They can wait now and knock your door 5 years later.
 

Konstanz

Entrepreneur
I think it's better to spend out money in Dubai restaurants and hotels rather pay tax.
Even in home countries especially if they are western countries life is not cheap and restaurants are not free.
So still even if you overspend you can have life with less headache. Even if we talk income around 100k/year
 

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