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Dubai Chambers introduces EU team to UAE Corporate Tax Law


Commercial attachés of EU Diplomatic Missions during Dubai Chambers workshop.

Dubai Chambers, in collaboration with Al Tamimi & Company Law Firm, has hosted a workshop focused on introducing the commercial attachés of EU Diplomatic Missions to the UAE’s Corporate Tax Law.

The session brought together 13 officials representing the commercial interests of EU embassies and attaché offices in the UAE to provide them with an overview and key highlights of the new Corporate Tax regime.

Legal and tax experts from Al Tamimi & Company Law Firm discussed corporate tax readiness, compliance guidelines, exclusions, and exemptions, as well as the implications of the new tax for businesses operating in the UAE.

Mohammad Ali Rashed Lootah, President and CEO of Dubai Chambers, said, “The introduction of federal Corporate Tax marks a milestone in the UAE’s continuing efforts to modernize its tax system in line with international standards and drive its economic diversification agenda. Today’s workshop is important, as it enables us to connect with the European diplomatic community in the UAE and raise their awareness about the Corporate Tax law.”

“We remain committed to enriching their understanding of the new regulations to ensure the community is empowered to operate more effectively and efficiently. This, in turn, will help us bring more EU businesses into Dubai, while further bolstering the strong bilateral trade and business relations between Dubai and European markets.”

The UAE has introduced Federal Corporate Tax on business profits to keep pace with the requirements of a globally competitive market economy. The Corporate Tax regime will be effective for financial years starting on or after 1 June 2023 and will levy a standard rate of 9%, with a 0% rate for taxable profits up to Dhs375,000. As part of its commitment to the needs of its members and to ensuring effective engagement with key stakeholders.

As part of its commitment to the needs of its members and to ensuring effective engagement with key stakeholders, Dubai Chambers provides a number of legal services to share guidance on the latest legislations that impact businesses. Since the launch of the UAE Corporate Tax Law, Dubai Chambers has conducted several workshops to ensure a proper understanding of the law and encourage compliance, in addition to maintaining a healthy business environment in Dubai.

Separately, Thursday saw a double announcement at Dubai Chambers – firstly, the opening of a new international office in Sydney, Australia by Dubai International Chamber, one of the three chambers operating under Dubai Chambers, and the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Dubai Chambers and the Australia Arab Chamber of Commerce & Industry (AACCI).

The new office opening is in line with Dubai International Chamber’s strategic objective to maximise business opportunities in priority markets globally and support the international business expansion plans of Dubai companies.

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