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Dubai Chamber hosts workshop on UAE corporate tax system

DUBAI, September 28, 2022

Dubai Chamber of Commerce recently hosted a workshop on the UAE Corporate Tax system at its headquarters, which was attended by over 330 participants from the business community, representing various economic sectors.

Organised in collaboration with leading law firm Al Tamimi & Co., the workshop supported the Chamber’s efforts to keeping companies informed of key legal developments that are transforming the business environment.

During the event, participants were briefed on how corporate tax will be implemented in the UAE, highlighting the expected impact it will have on corporate profits. The session also sought to educate attendees on how to comply with tax requirements and plan for a smooth transition for when the new tax comes into effect.

The UAE had recently announced the introduction of the Corporate Tax system, set to be implemented in June 2023, where tax will be collected at a basic rate of 9% on company profits exceeding AED375,000, while a rate of 0% will be calculated for companies whose profits fall below the threshold, in an effort to support startups and SMEs.

During the workshop, Shiraz Khan, partner, and Eunice Nanos, advisor, at Al Tamimi & Co., provided a detailed overview of the new corporate tax system, along with guidelines and recommendations for businesses to follow in order to prepare for implementing the system and complying with its requirements. The speakers also outlined exceptions and exemptions, as well as the effects the system is expected to have on companies and businesses.

Addressing participants, Jehad Kazim, Vice President of Legal Services at the Dubai Chamber of Commerce, noted that the UAE Corporate Tax system is aligned with best international practices, and mentioned that the tax rate is relatively low in comparison with international markets.

She added that the strong turnout to the workshop reflected a growing awareness of the new tax system among businesses in Dubai, as well as their interest in learning and adopting best practices.

For his part, Shiraz Khan said: “The introduction of federal Corporate Tax marks a significant shift in the UAE’s tax system. It is crucial for companies to understand the rules and how they will be applied to ensure they are in full compliance with the system’s requirements. We are certainly delighted to be collaborating with the Dubai Chamber of Commerce on this training workshop, which is designed to provide a comprehensive overview of the system and how to prepare companies to implement it.” – TradeArabia News Service




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