VAT – What is New?

Locations: Dubai
Start Date:

7/27/2019 2:30 PM

End Date:

7/27/2019 8:30 PM

The Managing Committee of ICAI (Dubai) Chapter NPIO has great pleasure in inviting you to the Workshop on VAT: VAT - What is new? on Saturday, 27 July 2019 from 2:30PM to 8:30PM at Roda Al Bustan, Airport Road, Dubai.

Details of the workshop are as follows:

 Day and Date  Saturday, 27 July 2019
 2:30 to 3:00 PM   Registration and Networking
 3:00 to 3:05 PM  Welcome Address by CA Nurani Subramanian Sundar, Secretary, ICAI (Dubai) Chapter NPIO
 3:05 to 3:15 PM  Chairman Address by CA Mahmood Bangara, Chairman, ICAI (Dubai) Chapter NPIO
 3:15 to 4:00 PM  Facilitators: CA Rajiv Hira, Director, RHMC Management Consultants and
CA Sangeetha Nahar, Executive Member, ICAI (Dubai) Chapter NPIO
Topic: New Cabinet Decisions related to VAT Decree Law passed and
Key Public Clarifications and User Guides issued by FTA in 2018 and 2019
 4:00 to 4:05 PM  Q & A
 4:05 to 4:45 PM  Facilitator: CA Manu Nair, Partner & CEO, Emirates Chartered Accountants Group
Topic: Common Errors, Mistakes and Malpractices in the Interpretation and
Application of the Provisions of VAT Law by the Industry
4:45 to 4:50 PM  Q & A
4:50 to 5:35 PM
 Facilitator: CA Mayank Sawhney, Partner - Tax Advisory Services, Crowe Mak
Topic: Initiatives and Actions being taken by FTA in 2018 and 2019 for Ensuring Proper
Implementation of VAT Law & Revenue Collection for the Ex-chequer from VAT and
Way Forward and Action Points for the Industry and Tax Consultants with Respect to VAT in UAE
 5:35 to 5:40 PM  Q & A
 5:40 to 5:55 PM  Coffee / Tea break
 5:55 to 6:45 PM  Facilitators: CA Manoj Agarwal, Executive Member, ICAI (Dubai) Chapter NPIO and
CA Anurag Chaturvedi, Executive Member, ICAI (Dubai) Chapter NPIO
Topic: First Hand Learning Experience on Ground from VAT Assessments, Tax Audits,
VAT Refund Processing, Levy of Fines and Penalties etc over the course of 2018 and 2019
 6:45 to 6:50 PM  Q & A
 6:50 to 7:25 PM  Facilitator: CA Jai Prakash Agarwal, Executive Member, ICAI (Dubai) Chapter NPIO

Topic: Practical VAT Implementation Challenges Faced by the Industry
 7:25 to 7:30 PM  Q & A
For members attending the workshop, please send your queries for panel discussion to
[email protected]. Deadline is on 25 July 2019.
(Questions raised by members not attending the workshop will not be discussed in the panel discussion).
8:15 to 8:30 PM  Q & A
8:30 PM onwards Vote of Thanks followed by dinner
Registration Fee ICAI Dubai Members: AED 200 (inclusive of VAT)
(Advance registration and payment to be made before 25 July 2019)
Non-Members: AED 400 (inclusive of VAT)
(Advance registration and payment to be made before 25 July 2019)
ICAI Dubai Members: AED 300 (inclusive of VAT)
Non- Members: AED 500 (inclusive of VAT)
(Please register to [email protected] or [email protected])
Venue Roda Al Bustan, Airport Road, Dubai

Ilitators Profile


Partner - Tax Advisory Services, Crowe Mak Experience
  • Mayank is a Partner Tax Advisory Services at Crowe Mak for GCC region and is based out of Crowe’s office in Dubai, United Arab Emirates He comes with more than 19 years of professional work experience having worked at Senior Management positions for top notch consulting firms like Ernst Young, PwC and MaxGrowth Consulting He has also worked at Senior Management positions for Government of Dubai as well as Listed corporates like Damac Holdings in UAE and Crompton Greaves Ltd in India
  • Mayank is an accomplished Indirect Tax Expert having got a significant experience in handling all kinds of Indirect Taxes such as VAT, GST, Excise and Customs in UAE, other GCC countries and India He was a VAT Specialist for PwC in India at the time VAT was introduced in India and had handled VAT Impact Assessment, VAT Implementation and VAT Advisory assignments for a number of State Governments, PSU’s, Large Indian Corporates and MNC’s He has also been one of the pioneer VAT Experts in UAE over the course of past 2 years and has carried out hundreds of VAT Impact Assessment, VAT Implementation, VAT Advisory and VAT Compliance assignments for Clients across the industry sectors He has also been providing advisory services on other indirect taxes, direct taxes and international tax structuring to Clients
Professional Summary
  • Mayank’s 19 years career spans across UAE/GCC/MENA region for 13 years and Indian Sub Continent for 6 years
  • He has advised some of the largest corporates, MNC’s Government Organizations as well as SME’s over the course of his career
Professional Affiliations
  • Member of the Indirect Tax Core Committee of ICAI for UAE and GCC, responsible for co authoring ICAI’s Background Study Material on VAT, Training Chartered Accountants in UAE on various aspects of VAT as part of ICAI’s VAT Certification Courses, Interviewing Faculty Members and doing Train the Trainer Program for Faculty Members for ICAI’s VAT Certification Courses
  • Tax Expert on the panel of the leading UAE based and International Media Publications such as Khaleej Times, Gulf News, S&P Global Market Intelligence with his articles and thought leadership views on VAT, Other Taxes and Financial Advisory Services being regularly published in various media publications as well as videos broadcast on You Tube
  • VAT Knowledge Partner for FTA Approved Accounting Software like Zoho and Tally as well for ICAI (Dubai Chapter), ICAI (Abu Dhabi Chapter), ICAI Regional Office for MENA Region, ICSI (Dubai Chapter) CERT, Higher College of Technology VAT Academy (owned by UAE Government), having conducted more than 100 Seminars and Webinars on VAT for these organizations over the course of past one year
  • Prominent speaker on Indirect Taxes in various conferences, seminars, trainings webinars in UAE, GCC and India
CA (India), CS (India), CFA (USA)