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Freezones, ARE eligible for VAT

By addone, January 20, 2018 | Business Consulting Information Legal

Many companies believe that they do not have to register for VAT as they are in the FreeZone. While some confusing rules exist which have led to this common misunderstanding in most situations, yes, Free Zone companies should also register! Officially a...

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How to prepare a VAT invoice in the UAE

By addone, January 09, 2018 | Business Information VAT

The introduction of VAT has presented a number of new challenges for businesses in the UAE, with almost every area of an organisation being affected in some way. Arguably the most significant implication of VAT however surrounds the process of...

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Penalties for not registering for VAT

By addone, November 29, 2017 | Information

The penalties for NOT registering for VAT are looking surprisingly high. The guidelines are being updated regularly however this is what we can conclude from the latest announcements: In the most recent guidelines from the government the following has been...

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6 Things You Need to Know about VAT

By addone, October 29, 2017 | Information VAT

On January 1, 2018, for the first time in the UAE, businesses across the region will come face to face with VAT. While the VAT is expected to generate more than AED 90 billion in tax proceeds annually, it does...

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VAT Implementation Plan

By rosieseldon, September 18, 2017 | Business Education Information Legal VAT

Although there are less than 4 months until VAT will be introduced on January 1 2018, many businesses have yet to implement a VAT action plan in preparation, and therefore risk exposing themselves to financial penalties. In this blog, Mohammed Siddiqui, Managing Director of...

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How to Profitably Sell Your Business

By rosieseldon, July 27, 2017 | Business Consulting Information

Selling a business is a complex venture, and determining the profitably of the sale involves numerous steps and considerations. In this blog, we outline four key considerations involved in selling your business. From planning your exit strategy and acquiring potential buyers,...

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VAT- How ready are you?

By rosieseldon, July 03, 2017 | Business Consulting Education Information Legal

With the deadline for Value Added Tax (VAT) registration just a few months away, a worrying article in the Khaleej Times suggests that 2 out of every 3 companies feel they are still unprepared for the changes ahead. VAT in...

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How Accurate is Your Estimation?

By rosieseldon, June 07, 2017 | Business Consulting Education Information Legal

Accurately valuing your business is vital in empowering better business decisions and ensuring transparent and streamlined negotiations. A company valuation is defined as an estimation of the worth of that business. Though the term ‘estimation’ is key to that statement,...

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An Unexpected Place to Find Investment Opportunities

By rosieseldon, June 01, 2017 | Business Consulting Education Information

Investment opportunities are a major consideration for any business, but often the methods of actually raising finance appear complex, with no ‘one-size-fits-all’ solution. One, often over-looked approach however is to attend local conferences, particularly for companies wishing to find an...

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The Middle East’s Biggest Business Opportunities

By rosieseldon, May 30, 2017 | Business Consulting Education Information

Last week we attended the second Arabian Business StartUp Academy of 2017, which centred around the hot topic of e-commerce. An impressive line-up of speakers shared their insights on how developments in the MENA region are enabling businesses to capture...

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