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Corporate tax in the UAE

Are you a business owner in the UAE? Stay ahead of the game with this fundamental guide to corporate tax. Packed with explanations and practical advice, this is an essential resource for understanding the ins and outs of corporate tax in the UAE.

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Guide Highlights

  • What is Corporate Tax
  • Who Is Subject to Corporate Tax? 
  • Corporate Tax Terminologies  
  • Corporate Tax in Free Zones 
  • Registration and Payment Deadlines
  • Preparing for Corporate Tax

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No of pages 18
File type PDF
File size 7MB

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At IFZA, we understand the unique challenges and opportunities of doing business in the UAE. That's why we have curated a collection of informative and insightful articles to help you stay informed and ahead of the competition. Each piece is carefully created by our team of experts, who have a deep understanding of the local market and business landscape. We are dedicated to providing you with the knowledge and tools you need to succeed in the UAE and beyond.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Are the tax implications the same for foreign companies operating in the UAE?

Yes, Foreign companies operating in the UAE are subject to the same tax regulations as local companies. However, there are certain tax exemptions and incentives available for foreign investors.

How is corporate tax calculated?

Corporate tax is calculated as a percentage of a company’s taxable profits, with rates varying depending on the emirate and the type of business activity. 

Are there any penalties for late or non-payment of corporate tax?

Yes, there are penalties for both cases, which can include fines, interest charges, and even legal action. It’s important to make sure that all tax payments are made on time and in full to avoid these penalties.

Can companies in Free Zones in the UAE be subject to corporate tax?

Certain companies in Free Zones in the UAE may be subject to corporate tax if they engage in certain activities, such as oil and gas exploration, banking, and insurance. However, Free Zones also offer tax exemptions and incentives to encourage investment and economic growth.

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