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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 IS MEMBER OF THE FOLLOWING ASSOCIATIONS:


The International Fiscal Association (IFA) was established in 1938 with its headquarters in the Netherlands. It is the only non-governmental and non-sectoral international organisation dealing with fiscal matters.
SFM’s membership number with the IFA is 30771.


The International Tax Planning Association (ITPA) is a multi-disciplined association of over one thousand bankers, trust officers, finance directors, accountants, lawyers and others with a practical interest in the tax aspects of cross-frontier transactions.
SFM’S membership number with the ITPA is 3865.


Geneva Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Services is a private association which aims to represent, promote and defend the interests of Geneva’s commerce, industry and services, within the framework of the general interests of the Swiss economy.
SFM’s membership number is 01503268.


Dubai Chamber of Commerce was established in 1965 to represent, support and protect the Dubai business community. Dubai Chamber does this by providing products, services and initiatives to support business community in their commercial activities, Advises and holds forums to promote global and local opportunities and conducts market surveys and consensus to alter practices and policies in Dubai to make it the international business hub of choice and to cater to the executives of today.
SFM’s membership number with Dubai Chamber is 237164.


Organisme d’Autoregulation des gérants de Patrimoine (OARG) performs the functions assigned to self-regulatory organizations and contained in the Swiss Federal Law of 10 October 1997 concerning the fight against money laundering and terrorist financing in the financial sector (Law on Money Laundering, LBA).
SFM’s membership number with OARG is 619.