Michael Towler

Senior Executive Consultant | Indirect Tax Leader, Qatar/Oman

Michael Towler

Emaar Square, Building 2

Downtown Dubai


United Arab Emirates


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Michael has been based in the GCC region for the last 7 years supporting the indirect tax teams on VAT implementations and VAT advisory projects. Michael has significant experience in relation to VAT technical, and VAT management, compliance and reporting matters, undertaking the VAT aspects of due diligences, prudent compliance reviews and managing VAT audits by taxation authorities for clients. Michael is a lead partner and is advising the clients engaged in various sector on numerous issues.

Before the GCC, Michael was an Indirect Tax Partner with the Deloitte Australian firm and has over 30 years of experience in the UK, Australian and GCC VAT systems. Michael commenced his career with the VAT Tax Authority in the UK as a VAT auditor and was in Australia, the UAE and Oman during the GST (VAT equivalent) and VAT implementation phases. 

Michael’s long career has given him vast experience in the practical aspects of VAT and its impact on the businesses trying to manage their compliance. Michael specializes in advising some of the largest businesses focusing on the more complex VAT advisory areas , dispute resolution support and operating government sectors.  

Importantly, with his experience in the UK tax and customs authority, Michael has a significant understanding of how best to interact with tax authorities during an audit. It is this experience that allows Michael to advise his clients best on post implementation reviews and audit processes from a VAT technical as well as practical perspective.  

Michael Towler