• Tax

    In collaboration with a leading local accountancy firm, OBG provides an overview of the tax system, including information on corporate, sales and income taxes. Other topics include repatriation of profits, capital movements, investment incentives, Customs duties and free zones.
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The UAE federal government has exclusive jurisdiction to legislate in relation to UAE taxes. However, no federal tax laws have been established to date. Instead, most of the emirates enacted their own general income “tax decrees” in the late 1960s.

 

As a business centre for the MENA region, the UAE continues to be a highly relevant and attractive destination for investors for a number of reasons including infrastructure, logistics and access to skilled labour. According to the PwC and World Bank’s “Paying Taxes” 2017 study, the UAE is the country with the single easiest system for paying...

Chapter | Tax from The Report: Dubai 2018

This chapter contains an overview of the tax framework under which local and foreign investors operate, including a look at the GCC-wide value-added tax, which is being rolled out in 2018, a guide to international taxation treaties, and the investment and tax incentives available in the emirate’s free zones.

This chapter contains a VP from Dean Kern, Middle East Tax and Legal...

Dubai saw steady GDP growth of 3.2% in 2017 and is expected to reach 3.5% in 2018, with an increased drive towards consolidating its position as a knowledge-based economy. The emirate is among the most diversified in the region, thanks to factors such as a highly attractive business environment that has brought in large amounts of foreign investment.

 

Over the past year a major policy direction of the government has been enhancing domestic tax revenue mobilisation while promoting business growth. Accordingly, the 2018 budget statement and economic policy highlighted a number of tax policy proposals, which are focused mainly on promoting tax revenue generation and incentivising businesses in...

 

M&A can be an important tool to build scale, improve performance or remove excess industry capacity, and can fuel long-term, profitable growth. While not all M&A deals add value, failures should not necessarily discourage companies from pursuing them. Well-developed due diligence, valuation and integration capabilities can anchor an...