Regulatory updates - United Arab Emirates

Get the latest news and updates on e-invoicing, e-ordering, e-archiving and indirect tax regulatory requirements.

Get the latest news and updates on e-invoicing, e-ordering, e-archiving and indirect tax regulatory requirements for United Arab Emirates.
February 14 2024

UAE CTC e-invoicing framework officially unveiled

During the 2024 Dubai E-invoicing Exchange Summit, the UAE Ministry of Finance revealed further details of the long-anticipated CTC e-invoicing framework to the public.

December 6 2023

UAE is moving towards introducing Peppol by July 2025

The UAE unveils further details around the announced e-invoicing mandate. The government will likely implement Peppol specifications for the countrywide e-invoicing obligation by July 2025.

July 17 2023

UAE is developing an electronic billing system

The Ministry of Finance announced five major strategic initiatives to increase the country’s competitiveness, including an e-invoicing system.

June 18 2021

UAE amends VAT administrative penalties

The UAE Federal Tax Authority reduced fines for violating VAT laws. The changes will enter at the end of June, and penalties imposed before the effective date will be reduced to 30% of the amount in certain conditions.

Country Specifications

E-Invoicing/CTC Model:


Mandatory Infrastructure:


Mandatory Format:


Mandatory for Issuing:

No explicit requirements

Mandatory for Receiving:

No explicit requirements


Not Required

Archiving Period:

– 5 years, can be extended with another 4 years

– 15 years for real estate

Archiving Abroad:


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