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UAE Company Formation Get your residency in UAE Our verified ratings 20 Tax Free Zones All Across UAE
UAE Company Formation Get your residency in UAE Our verified ratings 20 Tax Free Zones All Across UAE


VAT in the UAE

12 February 2017

As announced in February 2016 by the UAE Minister of State for Financial Affairs, His Excellency Obaid Humaid Al Tayer, the UAE will introduce a Value Added Tax (VAT) of 5% beginning January 1, 2018. The six other states that make up the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region will also be implementing a VAT during this time and/or by January 1, 2019 at the latest [...]

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UAE Free Zones – The Key for Fulfilling Economic Substance Requirement

1 September 2016

Incorporating in the UAE offers the leverage to foreign businesses to keep up with the requirements of tax authorities for economic substance through its free zone (FZ) structures. Businesses of any size can now take the opportunity to locate their business functions in the UAE and benefit from substantial tax savings, while satisfying the criteria for economic substance. [...]

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SFM aims to provide its clients with a clear and precise picture on how to incorporate and operate a business in Dubai whether for Free Zone, Onshore or Offshore UAE-based companies. Through our wide banking network and as a trusted introducer, SFM is also able to assist in the opening of UAE-based offshore and onshore corporate bank accounts for Dubai company formations. Offering a complete package-once the Dubai-based company has been incorporated-we are also able to guide clients, step-by-step through the immigration process which includes applying for UAE residence visas.

We help our clients-who range from high-net-worth individuals to start-up entrepreneurs to investors to SME owners-steer through the governmental regulation and UAE-specific processes involved in the Dubai onshore and offshore company formation procedure. The entire process is expedited and simplified thanks to our experienced, multi-lingual employees who specialize in company formation procedures and who are based out of our Dubai offices, ensuring that our clients obtain all necessary permits in a timely manner and with minimal inconvenience.

By having SFM take care of the Dubai company formation and bank account opening procedures from A to Z, our clients can rest assured that all administrative processes are being properly handled allowing them to focus primarily on the development of their company’s business strategy.

Moreover, we ensure that our clients are protected by conducting the most stringent international due diligence checks. As a Swiss regulated entity, SFM has strict risk control procedures in place to prevent any unregulated or undesirable elements in our corporate environment and to guarantee best business practices.

SFM is the leading Dubai company formation house, consistently chosen by multinationals and individuals the world over. By offering Free Zone, Offshore and Local Onshore company formation options in over 20 different zones within the UAE, in addition to access to safe and sound UAE-based bank accounts that these set-ups entitle clients to, we can give businesses a solid platform to engage in commercial activities in the prosperous region of the Middle East. At the same time-due to the country’s strategic central location-having a company incorporated in Dubai facilitates our clients to tap into the vast Asian and African markets, from a safe, business-friendly environment.

We can help you form a UAE company quickly and efficiently starting today so contact us now by calling +971 4 356 2000 for a free consultation or for further details. Alternatively, send us a message through our contact us page and a member of our Dubai team will get in touch with you as soon as possible. To learn more, please visit our why work with us page and our clients' testimonials.