Get Ready to Level Up Your Tax Game with the Exciting New Spring 2023 Edition of Lexis® Middle East Gulf Tax!
We’re thrilled to announce the latest edition of Lexis® Middle East Gulf Tax, the very first of its kind in the GCC! Our complimentary magazine offers insightful updates on the latest tax and financial developments across the GCC region.
In this edition:
Points of Law: What do we know now about how the new UAE Corporate Income Tax regime will operate?
Nearly one year after the UAE first announced its intention to introduce corporate income tax, the Federal Decree-Law No. 47/2022 On the Taxation of Corporations and Businesses has been published. Thomas Vanhee from Aurifer Middle East Tax provides an explanation of what we can expect from the new tax system.
The more the merrier? What are the advantages and disadvantages of creating a tax group in the UAE Corporate Income Tax context?
The UAE’s Federal Decree-Law No. 47/2022 On the Taxation of Corporations and Businesses permits UAE companies to establish tax groups. Laurent Bertin, Regional Head of Tax at Airbus Africa and Middle East, clarifies that this can simplify tax management, but it’s crucial to have a thorough understanding of tax groups as they are complex mechanisms.
Tax News Round-Up
Stay informed about the latest updates in tax treaties and regulations throughout the region. This includes a regulatory round-up of recent changes and information on tax treaties.
Practical Focus on Tax residency in the UAE
Zain Satardien of Hourani & Partners in Dubai discusses the importance of Cabinet Decision No. 85/2022 on Tax Domicile in the UAE, which clarifies the criteria for tax residency for individuals and legal entities in the country. Zain’s Practice Note covers rules for determining tax residency, corporate taxability, and the FTA’s authority to request information.
Tax Professional Profile: Working Where Tax Is New
Laurent Bertin, Regional Head of Tax at Airbus Africa and Middle East, elaborates on the difficulties of operating in jurisdictions where the tax landscape is still developing.
Practitioner Perspective on Significant UAE VAT Law Changes
Tyne Hugo and John Peacock of BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates summarise recent changes to the UAE VAT Law, including new definitions, a provision for more flexibility, clarification on tax invoices, and changes to tax audits. They also mention a temporary amendment to the definition of “Goods” and administrative changes impacting UAE VAT payers, such as the new Emara-Tax system.
Do They Have Income Tax in Oman?
Shiraz Khan of Al Tamimi & Company provides insight into the current status of Oman’s proposed implementation of Personal Income Tax (PIT).
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