The COVID-19 pandemic continues to have a heavy impact on the global economy. The spread of the virus is constraining the supply and demand for goods and services. As a result, companies are considering the potential cancellation of contracts and the impact on their cash flows. In this special edition of the Middle East Tax Newsletter, we set out the VAT aspects of the potential cancellation of contracts. We also provide suggestions to optimize cash…

With Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and the UAE having introduced Value Added Tax, and other Gulf Cooperation Council members states to follow suit over the next year, businesses are operating in a new tax regime in the Middle East. Our Middle East Tax Newsletter aims to provide you with updates, insights and practical guidance on the tax implications of doing business in the region.

The insurance industry has been grappling with some Value Added Tax (VAT) related challenges since the introduction of VAT in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) at the start of 2018.

In its recently published VAT Guide on Insurance, the Federal Tax Authority (FTA) provides helpful clarifications on some of the issues faced by insurers and companies related to the insurance industry.