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UAE: New tax authority established; VAT scheduled for 2018

UAE: New tax authority established

New law establishes a new tax authority in the United Arab Emirates to govern taxes (including value added tax (VAT)) in the UAE. This reflects the intention to implement a VAT system in the UAE by January 2018 and to align UAE laws with international tax developments such as tax treaties, tax information exchange agreements (TIEAs), and global tax information exchange programs (such as FATCA and CRS).


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The law is expected to be effective in January 2017.


Read an October 2016 report prepared by the KPMG member firm in the UAE

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