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Gulf Cooperation Council countries have agreed ‘in principle’ to levy VAT (Value Added Tax) in the region. UAE has decided to implement VAT w.e.f 1st January 2018. This seminar will outline the rules and regulations of VAT and clearly demonstrate procedures and controls that should be in place to ensure VAT returns are submitted accurately and on time, giving you a complete understanding of VAT and covering all essential topics.

Global Update and Latest Developments in UAE

Reasons behind VAT Implementation in the UAE
Why VAT in the UAE is different from the rest of the world
Impact of VAT on the UAE economy


General Principles of VAT

What is VAT?
How does VAT work?
Categories of Goods & Services in VAT
Input VAT and its Calculations
Output VAT and its Calculations
VAT Reconciliation
Exempt Supply
Zero Rated & Standard Rate


VAT Compliance Requirements

VAT Registration Threshold
Who is a Taxable person?
What is meant by “Supply”?
What is Supply of Goods & Services?
VAT Group
VAT Return
TAX Refund Procedures
VAT on Imports & Exports
Reverse charge mechanism under VAT
VAT Invoices
Record Keeping
VAT Registration Procedure
How to represent before the Authority
Tax Assessments & Administrative Penalty Assessment
Tax Evasion Penalty


Impact of VAT on your Business

Impact on Business
Impact on Supply Chain
What can Businesses do now?


VAT Registration

Who Should Register?
When Should We Register?
How Do We Register?


GCC VAT Framework

Overall Discussion


Q & A Session

An opportunity for attendees to raise any queries relating to VAT Implementation in the UAE.

Key Facts

Duration : 3 hr
Location : Ajman
Language : English
Course Fee : 1,100