To my understanding, only UAE-based companies need to register for VAT there.
If a company's total value of taxable supplies exceeds AED 375,000, they must register for VAT.
In the United Arab Emirates (UAE), VAT registration is typically done in the name of a business entity, not an individual person. Businesses that meet certain criteria, such as reaching a specified threshold for taxable supplies, are required to register for VAT.
Individuals usually don’t register for VAT in their personal names unless they are engaged in business activities as sole proprietors or freelancers. In such cases, the VAT registration would be under the name of the individual’s business or trade name.
Yes, you can register for VAT in your name if you are a sole proprietor or an individual carrying on a business activity in the UAE. If your taxable supplies and imports exceed AED 375,000 per annum, it is mandatory for you to register for VAT in the UAE. Once registered, you will be required to collect VAT on behalf of the government and file VAT returns. If your supplies and imports exceed AED 187,500 per annum, VAT registration is optional.
To my knowledge, only businesses in the UAE should register for VAT in the UAE.
businesses should register for vat if their total value of taxable supplies is Exceed AED 375000,
To my knowledge, you are not supposed to register for VAT in your personal name. Businesses can only register for VAT if their annual taxable turnover exceeds the registration threshold of AED 375,000.