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The Tax System in The UAE

The Tax System
in the UAE

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Federal Taxes

Federal Taxes

Income Tax

Individual Tax

Corporate Tax

Double Taxation

Tourist Facility Tax

  • Room rate tax (10%)
  • Service fee (10%)
  • Municipal Fee (10%)
  • City Tax (6-10%)
  • Tourist Fee (6%)

Property Transfer Tax

  • Sale or purchase of property
  • Leasing of real estate
  • Mortgage

Inheritance Tax

State/Regional Taxes

State/Regional Taxes

Free Trade Zones

  • Free Zone Limited Liability Company (FZ LLC) or Free Zone Company (FZ Co.)
  • Free Zone Establishment (FZE)

Tourism Fees Per Emirate

  • One-star hotel: AED 7 (USD 2)
  • Two-star and three-star hotel: AED 10 (USD 3)
  • Four-star hotel or resort: AED 15 (USD 4)
  • Five-star hotel or resort: AED 20 (USD 5)

Rental Tax

Taxes On Goods and Services (VAT)

Taxes On Goods
and Services (VAT)

VAT

  • Export of goods and services outside the GCC
  • International transportation of passengers and cargo
  • Newly built residential properties (for sale or rent)
  • Some precious metals of investment quality
  • Healthcare
  • Private and public school education
  • Activities of non-profit organizations
  • Local public passenger transport

Excise Tax

  • 50% on carbonated beverages, with the exception of unflavoured carbonated water. The tax may also apply to components that can be the basis of a carbonated drink
  • 100% on energy drinks containing ginseng, caffeine, taurine and guarana. The tax may also apply to components that can be the basis of an energy beverage
  • 100% on tobacco and tobacco products
  • 100% on electronic smoking devices and tools and on liquids used in these devices
  • 50% on products with added sugar and/or other sweeteners
  • Ready-to-drink beverages (with at least 75% milk or milk substitutes)
  • Baby food or formula
  • Drinks for special dietary needs (recognised in accordance with Standard 654 of the GCC Standardization Organization)
  • Beverages consumed for medical uses (recognised under Standard 1366 of the GCC Standardization Organization)

Refunds of VAT in The UAE

Refunds of VAT
in The UAE

  • The seller of the merchandise must participate in the tax refund programme
  • Purchased merchandise must be on the Federal IRS list of refund schemes
  • Purchased merchandise must leave the UAE within 3 months of delivery
  • All purchase and export processes must comply with all FTA requirements

UAE Tax System for Foreigners

UAE Tax System
for Foreigners

Tax On Property and Wealth

Tax On Property
and Wealth

Capital Gains Tax

Transfer Tax

Rental Tax

Stamp Duty

Inheritance Tax

Inheritance Tax

Company Taxes and VAT Rates

Company Taxes
and VAT Rates

Excise Tax for Businesses

  • The import of excise goods into the UAE
  • The production of excise goods, which are released for consumption in the UAE
  • The stockpiling of excise goods in the UAE (in certain cases)
  • Persons who are responsible for overseeing an excise warehouse or designated zone (i.e. a warehouse keeper).
  • Email address: info@tax.gov.ae
  • Phone number: 600 599 994 or 04-7775777

VAT for Businesses

  • To charge VAT on the taxable goods, which they supply
  • To reclaim VAT on any business goods and services, which they purchase
  • To keep records for government purposes

Import and Export Taxes (Customs Duty)

Import and Export
Taxes (Customs Duty)

Tax Advice

Tax Advice

Summary

Summary

  • There is no income tax in the UAE
  • Corporate tax in the country is levied only on foreign companies engaged in oil and gas production, and branches of foreign banks
  • The UAE has concluded 135 DTA agreements with other countries in order to eliminate double taxation
  • There is no inheritance tax in the country. In the case that there is no will, the inheritance is dealt with according to Islamic Sharia principles
  • Expatriates are not subject to social security in the UAE, so neither the expatriate nor their employer pays any contributions to the GPSSA

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