Announced introduction of Corporate tax law
MoF issued PCD inviting feedback on proposed law
All Inputs under PCD given by 19-05-2022
Federal Decree on CT released
Effective date of CT in UAE
A resident taxable person shall be subject to UAE CT on its worldwide income, and includes the following persons:
A Non-resident taxable person is defined as a person who is not considered a Resident Person AND either:
CT shall be computed at 0% on the taxable income up to AED 375,000 and at 9% on the taxable income exceeding AED 375,000.
In case of Free Zone Persons who have substance in the UAE, derive ‘Qualifying Income’, does not elect to be subject to normal regime and fulfill the other prescribed conditions to become a ‘Qualifying Free Zone Person’, they shall be subject to CT @ 0% on their Qualifying Income and @ 9% on Non-Qualifying Income. Such persons may, however, elect to be subject to the normal tax regime.
The CT Law has defined certain persons as Exempt for CT purposes, such as Government Entity or Government Controlled Entity businesses engaged in extraction & exploitation of UAE natural resources, businesses engaged in non-extractive natural resource business, qualifying public benefit entities, qualifying investment funds etc., subject to the fulfilment of the prescribed conditions.
All taxable persons shall be required to register for CT, except:
A Taxable Person must file the CT Return and make the tax payment (if any) to the Authority within 9 months from the end of the relevant tax period.
While the above is a concise summary of some of the basic and fundamental provisions of the CT Law, the complete text of the Law is quite elaborate. The crux of the Law is contained in the Federal Decree Law No. 47 of 2022, which is further elaborated vide various Ministerial & Cabinet Decisions issued from time to time. Hence, considering the vastness of the Law and its various provisions, it is necessary that businesses are geared up to gain an in-depth knowledge of the Law so as to study its impact and ensure its smooth implementation & compliance. Any incorrect understanding or interpretation of the Law shall have an adverse impact on ensuring compliance with it, sometimes resulting in serious consequences in the long run. Hence, it is important that we get things right since the beginning.
Our team of experts shall be glad to assist your business with carrying out a CT Impact Analysis, prepare for its implementation, and at a later stage, with the whole set of compliance requirements under the CT Law, including but not limited to CT Registration and filing of the CT Returns. Please reach out to us for any assistance.
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