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e-Invoicing: Beyond VAT, what about TP?

Over the last few years, governments in the Middle East region have rapidly introduced a number of tax reforms including Transfer Pricing (TP) and Value Added Tax (VAT) measures. While all stakeholders, including tax advisors, tax administrations, and taxpayers, digest and adapt to these changes, there is another crucial change to be aware of: The Electronic Invoicing (e-Invoicing) system.

Deloitte held a 60-minute webinar on 22 September surrounding the impact on e-Invoicing on Transfer Pricing related maters in KSA and wider Middle East regions.

 

The future of Trade Operations | Are you in control of your product classifications?

In the current political environment, where global trade regulations change at an incredibly fast pace, your peer organizations are accelerating their investments in making processes more efficient, mitigating manual efforts and focusing resources on driving strategic value, all as part of their Compliance Strategy.

Deloitte held a webinar on Monday, 6 September surrounding the future of Trade Operations. 

 

Transfer Pricing updates in Qatar

The Transfer Pricing landscape in the State of Qatar is rapidly evolving and businesses need to be aware of the actions required to accommodate these developments.  

Deloitte held a 60-minute webinar on Tuesday, 24 August 2021 where we discussed all Transfer Pricing changes in Qatar and how they may impact businesses. 

 

Transfer Pricing Audits in the GCC: Myth or a hard reality?

Many Gulf Corporation Council (GCC) countries’ fiscal positions have been impacted by the pandemic. Over the last 6 to 12 months, we have seen many GCC tax authorities significantly increase their enforcement of transfer pricing (TP) and related-party transaction laws. 

In light of the above, Deloitte held a webinar on Monday, 2 August 2021 in order to bring businesses up to speed on the latest Transfer Pricing audits updates across the GCC.

 

An update on all indirect taxes one year after the VAT rate increased in KSA

Effective 1 July 2020, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) announced the increase of the Value added Tax (VAT) rate. Following this announcement, many developments such as the introduction of Real Estate Transaction Tax (RETT), e Invoicing, penalty amnesty, and the merger of the Customs authorities with the tax authorities took place during the year.

 

Managing Customs procedures for Free Zones and Mainland | Opportunities and challenges

Deloitte held a webinar in collaboration with the Dubai Customs. During this session, we provided insight of the main Customs developments entities need to be aware of at this time, as well as key Customs compliance and obligation requirements that all Clients and Industries located in Dubai should follow.

 

 

 

The G7 Global Minimum Tax rate: A Middle East perspective

The issue of a Global Minimum Tax rate has become one of the most widely discussed issues in international taxation. Deloitte therefore held a 60-minute webinar where we discussed this historic development from the perspective of the UAE and Bahrain as both countries currently do not levy direct corporate income tax.
 

 

Transfer Pricing updates from across the Middle East region

Transfer Pricing (TP) has become a popular topic of discussion following the introduction of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) recommendations in 2014. From 2018 onwards, many key economies throughout the Middle East region introduced TP regulations. 

 

Your go-to guide to Transfer Pricing in the Middle East

Deloitte in partnership with LexisNexis held a virtual book launch for our publication, Transfer Pricing in the Middle East. This book was written by Deloitte’s Transfer Pricing and tax specialists in order to provide insight and practical experience for readers across different levels of skills and experience. 



 

OECD Pillar One and Two and their impacts on businesses in the Middle East

The OECD has recently released reports on Pillar One and Pillar Two Blueprints for the OECD G20 project on the taxation of the digital economy, related consultation documents and an impact assessment report. Middle East businesses with global operations will be impacted by these developments. Deloitte held a webinar on Wednesday, 16 June 2021 to assist with the preparation process to ensure compliance.

 

 

VAT in Oman: The next stages in compliance, will you be ready?

The Value Added Tax (VAT) regime commenced on 16 April 2021 where a 5% VAT will be applied to the sale and purchase of most goods and services in the Sultanate of Oman. This represents a major transformation for both the Government and consumers, however, as businesses have the responsibility of ‘collecting the tax’ the greatest challenge is on them to get it right.  To assist you with VAT compliance, Deloitte held a 60-minute virtual VAT webinar on Monday, 24 May 2021. 

 

Upcoming economic substance filing obligations in the UAE

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Economic Substance Regulations (ESR) are applicable retrospectively from 1 January 2019 and the first compliance cycle has now passed. Potential ESR implications for FY20 and FY21 are currently being determined. Businesses can leverage the lessons learnt from the past year to improve their approach going forward.  

 

 

Recent Customs and Global Trade developments in Qatar

On 5 January 2021, the six Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member states (Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE)) signed a “solidarity and stability” agreement during a summit meeting in the Saudi city of al-Ula. The announcement of the agreement was accompanied by statements from Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE, together with Egypt, that they would immediately restore full diplomatic relations with Qatar.

 

E-invoicing developments in KSA

Deloitte held a 60 minute webinar for clients based in the Kingdom of Saudi Arbia (KSA) and wider Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) to disucss these recent developments. 

 

 

 

 

Deloitte and the Dubai Multi Commodoties Centre (DMCC) webinar on navigating the UAE's trade landscape

Deloitte was delighted to join the Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC) during a recent webinar to discuss the current Trade landscape in the United Arab Emirates’s (UAE) and provide guidance on Customs risks and opportunities, as well as compliance obligations businesses should be aware of when operating in a Free Zone.
 

 

VAT Executive Regulations in Oman

Deloitte hosted a 60-minute webinar where we provided businesses with key information surrounding the new Value Added Tax (VAT) Regulations in Oman and how they can navigate this major change. 

 

 

 

Transfer Pricing developments in Qatar

Deliotte hosted a 60-minute webinar surrounding the rapilidy evolving Transfer Pricing landscape in Qatar. During the session, we informed businesses of the need to know changes they should be aware of and the actions required to accommodate these developments. 

 

 

 

 

Deloitte virtual Qatar tax conference summary

For the past years, Deloitte has organized its annual tax conference in Doha, Qatar to update clients on local tax updates. In light of the global circumstances, our 2021 tax conference was held virtually on Wednesday, 10 February 2021.

 

 

 

Deloitte and Robert Walters: VAT and Customs increases in Saudi Arabia

Deloitte and in association with Robert Walters, hosted a 60 minute webinar where our Indirect Tax experts discussed the recent VAT and Customs developments in The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

 

 

Excise Tax developments in the GCC

Deloitte hosted a 60-minute webinar where our team of experts discussed the latest updates pertaining to Excise Tax developments in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).

 

 

 

 

EU Anti-Tax avoidance directives (ATAD) impacting MENA businesses

Deloitte hosted a 60-minute webinar pertaining to the introduction of the Europe (EU) Anti-Tax avoidance directives (ATAD II) applicable as of 1 January, 2020.

Our tax specialists based across the Middle East and Europe provided their insight on the latest updates on the ATAD II directives and how it may impact cross border transactions with the EU. 

 

Indirect Tax implications of COVID-19 in the GCC

In moments of uncertainty and concern, it is not only about what leaders of organizations do but equally how they do it that matters. COVID-19 has taken the world by surprise, causing a great deal of uncertainty.

Our recent webinar aims to provide guidance on the Indirect Tax implications of COVID-19 in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).

 

 

Transfer Pricing developments in KSA

Deloitte hosted a 60-minute webinar to discuss the Transfer Pricing developments in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) and the actions required to accommodate them.


 

 

 

Bahrain Tax developments

Deloitte hosted a 90-minute webinar to discuss the changing tax landscape and recent developments currently impacting businesses in the Kingdom of Bahrain.

 

 

 

 

Qatar issues new Executive Regulations to the Income Tax law

Deloitte hosted a 60-minute webinar on January 6, 2020 on all related updates for the new Executive Regulations to the income tax law in the State of Qatar. The session was led by Deloitte Tax specialists in Qatar who provided insight on the needed guidance on the new Executive Regulations surrounding the income tax law. 

 

 

Economic Substance in the UAE

Deloitte hosted a 60-minute webinar surrounding all related updates pertaining to ES in the UAE.  Businesses in the UAE will be required to start reporting on 31 March 2020. In this session, we focused on practical complexities we encountered when advising on the Economic Substance Rules (ESR). These complexities relate to the relevant activity classification, meeting the economic substance tests and the reporting practicalities.

 

 

Insight on the introduction of the new Economic Substance Rules in the UAE

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Cabinet issued the Economic Substance Regulations requiring all UAE onshore and free zone companies that conduct “Relevant Activities” to have demonstrable economic substance in the UAE with effect from 30 April 2019.

UAE based companies will be required to report financial data on their Relevant Activities on an annual basis to the regulatory authority. Non-compliance with the rules will result in penalties.

The double taxation treaty between UAE and KSA

A Double Taxation Treaty (DTT) between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) was signed, making it the first DTT between two Gulf Corporation Council (GCC) countries. KSA has recently ratified the DTT by publishing in its official Gazette the approval decision along with the treaty text.

Deloitte has therefore hosted a 60-minute webinar today on the DTT. If you missed the session, you can still access the full recording and the presentation slides.

 

Recent Transfer Pricing developments in the GCC and Egypt

The last year has seen significant changes in the local tax landscape, including new Transfer Pricing (TP) regulations in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), the release of updated TP requirements in Egypt, the introduction of country-by-country reporting (CbCR) rules in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the introduction of Economic Substance rules in both the UAE and Bahrain.

 

 

Update on the implementation of VAT in the UAE, KSA and Bahrain

Changes in regulation and tax reform continue to be on the increase in the Middle East, and this includes the implementation of a Value Added Tax (VAT) regime that commenced in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain with 5% VAT applying on the sale and purchase of most goods and services.

 

KSA issues final transfer pricing bylaws

On Tuesday, 26 February 2019, Deloitte hosted a 90-minute webinar session on the recently issued transfer pricing bylaws in Saudi Arabia. If you missed the session, you can still access the full recording and the presentation slides.

During this session, Shiv Mahalingham, Deloitte’s Regional Transfer Pricing Leader, discussed the key elements of the final Saudi Arabia transfer pricing bylaws and discussed their impact on Saudi Arabian-based, regional and global multinationals.

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