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VAT in the Gulf Cooperation Council

The lessons learned, upcoming developments and opportunities for organisations operating in these countries.

Location: London
Start Date:

24/09/2019 15:30

End Date:

24/09/2019 18:30

Services: VAT
Industries: Corporates
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In accordance with the GCC VAT Framework Agreement, VAT was introduced into the UAE with effect from 1 January 2018. Since its introduction, the FTA (Federal Tax Authority) in the UAE has issued multiple clarifications and updates nearly every month. This has created some uncertainty and made it a challenge for businesses and their advisers to stay on top of developments.

Crowe’s team of local specialists are again coming to the UK to run an update seminar and offer greater insight into VAT in the GCC. 

What we will cover

The seminar will highlight some of the key areas organisations need to address since new rules have been introduced, as well as highlighting some upcoming developments.
  • General update for VAT in the GCC.
    • UAE, KSA and Bahrain update.
    • Common mistakes in the VAT return.
    • Tax disputes in GCC countries.
    • VAT implementation in Oman, Kuwait and Qatar?
  • Business cases on VAT in the UAE.
    • UK companies developing business activities in the UAE.
    • Import and export of goods to and from a UAE company.
    • Dividends, management fees and loans paid from a UAE company to a UK shareholder.
  • Impact of the Economic Substance requirements.

Download the full agenda

Who should attend

The seminar is aimed at finance and tax professionals that want to gain a better understanding of the VAT regimes being introduced in the region and how the new rules apply to their businesses.


There is no cost to attend this event.

Register now


For further infomation, please contact Julie Cason.