UAE: Impact of expected transfer pricing

UAE: Impact of Expected Transfer Pricing

UAE: Impact of expected transfer pricing
UAE: Impact of expected transfer pricing on value of supply for VAT

We have highlighted below the impact of the expected Transfer pricing (“TP”) rules, which will follow with the introduction of Corporate Tax in June 2023, on the value of supply

  • Impact of Transfer Pricing rules
    • As TP legislation will set different methods to determine the arms’ length value, a disparity between the market value for VAT and at arm’s length value for Corporate Tax for a supply might emerge. This may lead to difference in reporting the same transactions from a VAT and Corporate Tax perspective. If the price for related parties are adjusted as per the TP policy, then it must be considered if this adjustment constitutes consideration for a supply of goods or services and whether VAT is to be charged on such adjustment made.  
  • Value of supply rules under VAT

    UAE: Impact of expected transfer pricing

  • Market Value:
    • Monetary consideration between third parties not connected with each other for supplies in similar circumstances.
    • Replacement cost of goods/service, in case no similar circumstance


    • Value of supply is the market value of supply or import of goods/services, if the recipient cannot recover the VAT charged to him in full and the agreed price is below the market value.
  • How Crowe can help
  • It is likely that TP rules may not have an impact solely for Corporate Tax purposes, but on VAT reporting as well. Hence, the companies must be aware of this impact after the implementation of Transfer Pricing in the UAE.
  • Crowe would be happy to assist you in identifying the possible impact and support your business with the ongoing challenges and opportunities that will come with the introduction of Corporate Tax in the UAE

Contact Us

Markus Susilo
Markus Susilo
Partner- Payroll and Indirect Tax
Michel Ruitenberg
  Partner DIFC - Indirect Taxes  
Alessandro Valente
Alessandro Valente
Director - International Tax Service & Transfer Pricing