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VAT Awareness Seminar

About the event

UAE has released the VAT Law (Federal Decree-Law No. (8) of 2017 on Value Added Tax) and recently released Executive Regulations (Cabinet Decision No. (52) of 2017 on the Executive Regulations of the Federal Decree-Law No (8) of 2017 on Value Added Tax). VAT is proposed to be implemented from 1st January 2018. 

DMCC Free Zone hosted a VAT awareness session exclusively organised for DMCC member companies. This session was facilitated by KPMG with significant experience in VAT systems globally and regionally.

Note: This session was for all the non-commodities sector companies. There will be another session for VAT focused on commodities sector on a later date.

Event details


FIVE Palm Jumeirah Dubai Hotel


9:30 am - 12:00 pm, 10 Dec 2017

Registration starts at 9:00 am

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Additional Information


0900 - 0930


0900 - 1200

  • An overview of VAT
  • VAT technical areas - Discussion on the concept of VAT including time of supply, place of supply, VAT recovery, general mechanism of VAT, registration requirements
  • Compliance and reporting obligations
  • How VAT will impact DMCC companies
  • Transitional provisions
  • Q&A


Ankur Jain – VAT Senior Manager, KPMG in the UAE