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Transfer Pricing Audit Developments in the Middle East - Practical cases and immense challenges

Deloitte held a webinar on 28 July 2022 to provide businesses with an overview on the recent Transfer Pricing (TP) audit developments in the Middle East and covered the practical cases and challenges businesses are likely to encounter. 

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Business impacts of the KSA Tax Authority’s Amnesty initiative

Deloitte held a webinar, in Arabic and English, on 22 and 23 June 2022 to provide businesses with an overview of the Tax Amnesty initiative in Saudi Arabia which included the process to avail from the Amnesty, and what is covered under the current penalty scheme.

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Key highlights of the UAE Public Consultation Document on Corporate Tax

Deloitte held a webinar on 16 May 2022 which provided businesses with an overview of the United Arab Emirates Public Consultation Document on Corporate Tax, in addition to the expected tax implications, areas of uncertainty, and respective policy options.

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Transfer Pricing compliance in the Middle East | Arabic session

Deloitte held a 60-minute webinar, in Arabic, surrounding the key Middle East Transfer Pricing priorities businesses should be focusing on to ensure compliance with the regulations.

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Managing Tax Risks in the Commodity Market

Deloitte held a 60-minute webinar in collaboration with the Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC) on 9 March 2022, where our Tax experts discussed the potential risks for commodity market participants, as well as effective risk mitigation actions.

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Transfer Pricing compliance in the Middle East

Deloitte held a webinar on Monday, 28 February 2022. This webinar covered the key Middle East Transfer Pricing compliance priorities that Multinational Enterprises (MNEs) should be focusing on to ensure compliance with the regulations in the above-mentioned countries.

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Remote working, corporate relocation, and investment migration options for HNWI

we were pleased to collaborate with Henley & Partners on a recent webinar which took place on Thursday, 10 February 2022. The aim of the session was to provide business owners, executives, entrepreneurs, and investors with insight into the latest trends in remote working, corporate relocation, and investment migration options.

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The introduction of Corporate Tax in the UAE

In line with the introduction of a federal Corporate Tax on business profits in the UAE, we held a 60-minute webinar on 8 February 2022 highlighting the key design principles and policy choices of the new regime, their potential impacts on businesses, interaction with Pillar 2, and the initial steps that businesses can be undertaking at this point to ensure day one readiness.

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Navigating the new Transfer Pricing requirements in Jordan

Deloitte held a webinar on 19 January 2022 which highlighted the impacts of the Executive Instructions of the new Transfer Pricing Regulations for businesses headquartered and/or operating in Jordan. We discussed the best practices to enable these changes in order to comply with the new legislation.

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Updates on Global Minimum Tax – A Middle East perspective

On 20 December 2021, the OECD/IF published the model rules for the application of the GMT detailing the purpose and operation of the rules. These model rules will have to be introduced into domestic legislation of the countries that decide to implement the GMT. According to the implementation plan, the GMT will take effect from 1 January 2023. The time to start preparing is now.

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Practical considerations and experience for Chinese businesses operating in KSA

On 12 January 2022, we held a 60-minute webinar which focused on how Chinese businesses with operations in the Kingdom can navigate the changing tax landscape.

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Deloitte’s virtual book launch: Your go-to guide to Economic Substance in the UAE

Given the importance of the ESR, we developed the first of its kind ES guide with a view to support UAE businesses with their reporting obligations. We launched the guide by hosting a 60-minute virtual event where our ES pracitioners provided an overview of the guide and the value it brings. We also provided a technical update on the latest ES developments and insight on how companies are dealing with ES compliance requirements including various available sourcing models.

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Real Estate Transactions Tax (RETT)

Deloitte participated in a virtual webinar organized by the Saudi Association of Real Estate Science where we provided insight on the latest Real Estate Transactions Tax (RETT) developments in the Kingdom.

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Anticipated VAT increase in Bahrain

Deloitte held a 45-minute webinar on 25 November surrounding the anticipated VAT increase in Bahrain, while providing valuable insights to businesses to help them prepare for the potential impacts of the transition.

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Transfer Pricing and Customs valuation: immense changes in the Middle East?

Deloitte hosted a 60-minute webinar on Wednesday, 24 November 2021 where our experts discussed how Transfer Pricing and Customs valuation is becoming an increased area of focus, as well as how taxpayers in the Middle East can strike a balance between the contradicting legislative mechanisms.

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The post pandemic TP Environment in the Middle East

As businesses return back to some normality, the wider effects of the global pandemic still linger. In light of the above, Deloitte hosted a 60-minute webinar on Wednesday, 20 October 2021 where our TP experts discussed the the key Tax and TP priorities that MNEs should be focusing on as we move to a post pandemic phase in the global economy.

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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. 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.

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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.

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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.

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

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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). 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 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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