Legal Tips For Company Registration: You Must Learn

David Baker
Apr 12, 2017 · 3 min read


Today, people may be aware about the kind of business they are going to be started. But the most important thing is the company is to be registered first. They don’t know about company registration procedures.

Formed on the business wants and the some kind of things are required in the legal form for the business can be fixed. As you know, there are different types of entities in Dubai are register in any particular legal form as the government rules.

Company Registration in Dubai

Aspects to consider:

There are different aspects to consider for company registration in Dubai like trade name registration, registration with tax authorities and incorporation (legal process used to form a corporate entity). These aspects are given as follows:

Aspects to consider

Business name:

If you choose to name your business as anything other than your own name, then you’ll need register that trade name or “doing business as” (DBA) name with your state. For example, a sole proprietor called Bob Smith might choose to operate his business as ‘BS Painting.’

If you are not sure whether you need to register a DBA or not, consult your state government office. You can also apply for registration there. It might be possible that some state require DBA like in case of ‘sole proprietors or partnerships’ and ‘existing corporations’.

In sole proprietorship, if you want to register you company name other than your real name, then you have to register DBA as per rules. If you are a limited liability company (LLC), and want to change your company name then you also need to register it as DBA.

Register your business with the IRS:

If you have employees, any business partnerships, are a corporation or other organization, you’ll need to apply for an Employer Identification Number (EIN). If you don’t need an EIN, you can simply use your Social Security Number (SSN) to administer your business finances.

If you expect to collect sales tax from customers (for example if you operate a retail or food-service business), you may also need to apply for a sales tax permit from your state’s revenue office.

Business licenses & permits:

All businesses need some form of license in order to operate legally. If you’re still not sure which licenses apply to your business, contact your local business development center, SBA regional office or department of commerce.

Business licenses & permits


There are certain rules that you should be aware of depending on which state of UAE you are doing business but most of the legal requirements for company registration in Dubai are easy. They will not strain the business owners as these services are for your help.

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