Introduction of VAT in the Middle East – Seminar

BLOG6th Oct 2017

The introduction of VAT in the GCC from January 2018 will be a significant change for businesses operating in the region. Local specialists have come to the UK to run this seminar. They will guide you through the rules that are to be implemented and will explain to you what is known now given that some of the countries have issued their legislation/guidance and what developments are expected in the near future. The seminar will help you to assess the impact, in planning for the practical implementation steps required and allow you to avoid unexpected VAT costs arising. Specifically, we will cover:

    • Legal Framework
    • Jurisdictions covered and latest developments for each individual country
    • Common VAT features within GCC countries
    • Exceptions (Zero Rate & Exemption)
  • VAT in the UAE
    • Legal Framework
    • Main features of the UAE VAT Law and Excise Tax Law
    • Tax administration in the UAE
    • Free Zones in the UAE
    • Challenges for businesses in the UAE

Who should attend

The seminar is aimed at finance and tax professionals that want to get a good understanding of the new VAT regimes being introduced in the region and how the new rules could apply to their businesses.

Date:    Tuesday 21 November 2017

Venue:  Anderson Anderson & Brown LLP, Kingshill View, Prime Four Business Park, Kingswells, Aberdeen, AB15 8PU

Time:    8:30am arrival for 9:00am start – 12:00pm

Cost:     £250 + VAT per delegate


To book a place please contact Kirsten Robertson (

AAB are an alliance member of accounting network Crowe Horwath International (CHI) who are also running this seminar in London on Monday 20 November 2017.  More details, including information on how to book a place, can be found here.

How AAB can help you with

VAT & Customs

VAT is increasingly complex and impacts all aspects of your business. We can provide VAT advice to unravel complexity, help ensure compliance and make sure you pay no more VAT, Customs Duty, Excise Duties and various environmental taxes than necessary. Our team’s specialist skills have been acquired through supporting numerous clients, and working in HMRC and private industry. We provide comprehensive VAT advice and indirect tax services and, whether it’s compliance matters or complex restructuring, we’ll support you with practical, tailored solutions.

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