How to calculate the tax payable? | 9% UAE CT| Public Consultation Document
Here we will discuss how you can calculate your tax liability or the amount of tax payable to the authorities. The UAE UAE CT (corporate tax) regime as explained in the consultation document, released by the MOF has made attempt to make the calculation as simple as possible.
The corporate tax payable calculation and reporting obligations is simplified because the authorities wanted to reduce the administrative burden on small and medium sized businesses.
What are some of the Non-Deductible Expenses & Loss offsetting rules | 9% UAE CT| Public Consultation Document
Here we will discuss the aspects of the CT (corporate tax) consultation document, released by the MOF that discusses, non-deductible expenses, offsetting losses, and the interest capping rules. The objective of these restrictions in reducing the tax liability is to make sure that no taxable person takes undue advantage of the CT regime or makes excessive deductions.
If non-deductible expenses are wrongly deducted in the taxable income calculation, the tax liability will reduce and we can be fairly confident that there will penalties for the same.
Insights on Public Consultation Document UAE 9% Corporate Tax
The corporate taxation public consultation document has been released by the Ministry of Finance. This document will have details that will show us what direction the Corporate Tax regulations are headed. This can be used to prepare ourselves for the upcoming Corporate Tax Regulations. After VAT this is the next tax that is being implemented in the UAE. This is a direct taxation system that will tax the taxable income directly.
9% Corporate Tax is an added compliance requirement in the UAE and will change the way business is done here. Businesses must update their systems and processes to accommodate this new regulation. Although the law is not published yet, we can use the public consultation document to get an idea of where the regulation is headed.
Calculation of Taxable Income | 9% UAE corporation tax | UAE Public Consultation Document
From the consultation document released by the MOF, we have been given a basic understanding of the calculation of the taxable income. We need to keep in mind that this is yet to be finalized however from this we can use the current information we have to be prepared for when the law is implemented
Corporation tax is a new concept in the UAE, we need to be well prepared to calculate the taxable income. This will give us enough time to optimize the tax liability.
Which Freezones are Designated Zones in the UAE?
We have discussed earlier the different options to have a licensed company, mainland, freezone, offshore. Now what is this designated Zone? How does it differ from the others? Here we will also get into the list of designated zones.
Being a company in UAE, it is important to follow the local laws, which include the tax laws. If the special tax laws are not followed within a designated zone properly then it will attract penalties. This will impact the company’s performance.
Residents & Non-Residents Corporate Tax | UAE Public Consultation Document
The corporate tax public consultation document provides details on the basis of the taxation. 9% corporation taxation is something we expect to come into effect mid of 2023. We will discuss resident and non-resident persons, we will also understand concepts relating to the permanent establishment and what UAE sourced income is.
It is important to understand what the basis of taxation is for both resident and non-resident persons in the UAE. It is only after understanding this concept can the calculation of taxable income be understood.
Free zone Corporate Tax | UAE Public Consultation Document
Corporate tax impact on Freezone companies will need a lot of discussions. There are many Free zone entities in the UAE as stand-alone companies and as part of group companies. It is very relevant to how their transactions impact their tax liability.
Freezones jurisdictions have always advertised that companies in the Freezones will not be taxed. It is important to now understand what are the specific regulatory requirements the corporate tax regime has in place for Freezone companies, to ensure proper compliance.
9% Corporate Tax in UAE – Our Thoughts
UAE has just announced that a corporate tax of 9% will be implemented from 1st June 2023. Implementation of corporate taxation in the UAE is something we had mentioned in the past as well. Now we have some more information that we can discuss further about the corporate tax in UAE and our thoughts about the same.
This is the first time a direct tax is being introduced for businesses in the UAE. This means that it will directly impact the profitability of the company. It is important to stay updated to make sure the business is ready.
Reverse Charge Mechanism – Simple and Practical Explanation
Reverse Charge Mechanism (or RCM) is a treatment of VAT that comes into play in the case of an import of service or goods. This may be a bit confusing for businesses especially start ups who face challenges when filing their VAT returns.
Reverse charge mechanism or RCM is mostly only for disclosures however, Filing VAT returns correctly is important to avoid penalties. Being compliant with the tax regulations is important.
Decriminalization of Bounced Cheques | All You Need to Know
In an effort to bring international best practices to the UAE economy, the central bank has announced amendments to the new transaction law.
We have already touched upon this in our previous blog. This updated law will come into effect on January 2nd 2022. Changing regulation surrounding bounced cheques will help the SME’s with their cash flow management.
These updated laws on bounced cheques will bring up UAE’s business environment up to international standards. This will make the UAE a much more attractive place to invest in.