United Arab Emirates

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Federal Tax Authority (FTA) has commenced accepting registrations for Value Added Tax (VAT) through its online portal …. (See the full PDF update below).

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UAE VAT Executive Regulation Update: Free Zone Guidance
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UAE: VAT and Excise Tax
The UAE has issued substantive law on Value Added Tax (VAT) and Excise Tax ...
UAE – Centre for Amicable Settlement of Disputes update
Centre for Amicable Settlement of Disputes can no longer mediate disputes when a bank is a party to such dispute ....
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UAE Ministerial Decision No. (272) of 2016
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