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Federal Tax Authority Calls On All Businesses To Register for VAT

Registration is encouraged to avoid the risk of missing the January 1, 2018, deadline, which would entail the Administrative Penalties stipulated in Cabinet Decision...

VAT in GCC: Benefits of Voluntary Registration

From 1 January 2018, any business operating in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) group of nations that earns revenue of Dhs 375,000 or more,...

Executive Regulation of Federal Law on Tax Procedures Released

The UAE Ministry of Finance has release the Executive Regulation of The Federal Decree-Law No (7) of 2017 on Tax Procedures, approved by the...

Excise Tax to Go into Effect on October 1, 2017

The planned Excise Tax is set to go into effect at the beginning of October 2017, announced the Federal Tax Authority (FTA) at a...

UAE Excise Tax To Be Paid in e-Dirham Only

The UAE Excise Tax, due to go into force effective 1st October, shall be collected in e-Dirham only, the Federal Tax Authority has announced. The...

VAT in GCC: What does it mean for your business?

On 1 January 2018, value-added tax (VAT) will come into effect for the first time in United Arab Emirates. Naturally, small businesses are concerned...

69% of GCC Businesses Not Prepared for VAT Introduction

The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Value Added Tax (VAT) Treaty has now been signed by all six GCC states who have been taking concrete...

Middle East Point of View: Ethical Tax, Anti-bribery Management and GCC...

Financial institutions are working together to combat tax evasion, bribery and corruption through ISO certifications and the Common Reporting Standard. These are among the...

VAT in UAE Will Curb Unhealthy Consumption

The price of fizzy drinks and tobacco is about to go up. The Federal National Council last week approved a draft law setting up...

Another step closer to VAT implementation in GCC

The Ministry of Finance in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has recently launched a series of Value Added Tax (VAT) and excise awareness sessions...

UAE to begin implementing G20, OECD procedures for tax information exchange

The Ministry of Finance (MoF) has announced that the UAE will begin implementing the standards of joint disclosures and the exchange of information for...

Beauty salons in Dubai told to install automated cash registers

‘e-Cashier’ campaign aims to enhance transparency and eliminate fraud Consumer complaints against salons seen to rise during holiday season The Commercial Compliance & Consumer...

VAT in GCC – It’s coming, so how do we get...

To help businesses in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries understand the potential impacts of the implementation of VAT, Deloitte in the Middle East...

Non-tax revenues can generate at least 10% of GDP in UAE

Given the volatility and unpredictability of oil prices, the primary economic strategy for all GCC countries is to diversify government income and reduce dependency...

No Imminent VAT Introduction in UAE

An official statement carried by the Emirates News Agency provided an update on value-added tax discussions in the UAE. The statement confirmed that the...

MENA countries expanding tax treaty networks to encourage trade

According to experts at Ernst & Young’s MENA Tax Conference 2012 in London, MENA countries have introduced a number of measures since 2010, to...

Changes in MENA Tax laws promote better transparency

According to a panel discussion at the recently concluded Ernst & Young’s Middle East & North Africa Tax Seminar 2011 held in Houston, Texas,...

UAE signs Pact with Russia on Taxation on Income for Public...

UAE has signed an agreement with Russia relating to taxation on income of public investment organizations. The agreement highlights efforts of enhancing different types of investment opportunities.