Basel Arafe

Partner | Corporate Tax

Basel Arafe

Emaar Square, Building 2

Downtown Dubai


United Arab Emirates


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Basel is a UAE Corporate Tax Partner with a commitment to assisting entities in navigating the challenges and complexities arising from the introduction of corporate taxation in the region and the constantly evolving tax landscape.

He has over 15 years of experience in primarily serving Canadian-based multinational corporations with Canadian and US tax related matters. Previously, he was a Partner in the US Tax practice at the Deloitte Montreal office, with a focus on assisting clients with US domestic corporate tax issues, relating to both federal and state level compliance and planning to ensure integration with an overall global tax-effective strategy.

His knowledge and expertise also expand to income tax accounting, FATCA related matters, income tax withholding, credits and incentives, US tax reform, and taxation of pass-through entities. While he has advised clients across a variety of industries and sectors, he has extensive experience with companies in the technology, media, and telecommunication sector.

Basel has completed the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (CICA) In-Depth Canadian Tax Course and is an admitted member of CPA Canada (i.e., Chartered Professionals Accountants of Canada) and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). 

Basel Arafe