VAT – DESIGNATED ZONES IN UAE

Refer link for list of Designated Zones in UAE for purpose of UAE VAT per Cabinet Decision No 59 of 2017 on Designated Zones.

https://www.tax.gov.ae/pdf/Cabinet-Decision-No-59-of-2017-on-Designated-Zones-for-the-purposes-of-the-Federal-Decree-Law-No-8-of-2017-on-Value-Added-Tax.pdf

VAT ADVISORY – ALL SECTORS

VAT implications on the following relating to the client companies would be discussed:
1) Types of VAT rates
2) Input tax and output tax concept
3) Revenue
4) Time of incurrance of VAT
5) Contracts with customers and suppliers
6) Tax invoices format
7) Samples/ gifts/ complimentary
8) Deemed supply
9) Adjustments to invoices
10) Import Purchases from suppliers
11) Local purchases (Material and expense suppliers)
12) Capital asset purchases
13) Impact on cash flows and profitability
14) Impact on IT systems
15) Related party transactions
16) Additional accounting heads / chart of accounts to be maintained
17) Reporting requirements to federal tax authority
18) Time line of reporting and payment of VAT
19) Period for maintenance of records
20) Documents required for VAT registration.
21) Any other areas

VAT REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

Per article from Khaleej Times dated 8th October 2017:

All businesses with a turnover exceeding AED 150m should apply for VAT registration before 31st October 2017.

All businesses with a turnover exceeding AED 10m should apply for VAT registration before 30th November 2017.

All businesses that must be registered by 1st January 2018 should submit their VAT registration applications before 4th December 2017 to minimize the risk of not being registered in time for the beginning of the new year.