VAT – the first 100 days

VAT – the first 100 days

A practical new guide to act as your advance thinking and strategic plan for the first 100 days of VAT in the UAE


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1 January 2018 represents a historic date for the UAE as it introduces Value Added Tax.

Many businesses will have spent time during 2017 preparing in detail for the introduction of VAT; others will have completed a basic and swift exercise to catch up with the new laws by the end of the year. Whichever category you fall into, what will the first 100 days of VAT mean for you?

This practical new KPMG VAT guide is designed to assist your advance thinking and strategic planning. It will navigate you through the first 100 days step by step – from go live on 1 January to helping ensure you have a robust VAT compliance process, suitable controls and commercial framework in place on day 100.

Key considerations include:

  • Communicating with customers and stakeholders
  • Pricing strategy
  • Tax invoices and eDirham accounts
  • Building a VAT team
  • Filing your first VAT return
  • Contingency planning and dealing with errors

How KPMG can help

We have an experienced VAT team, part of a global network of VAT experts, who have been advising clients on implementation strategies, helping them comply with VAT obligations and explaining their VAT liabilities.

They focus on:

  • VAT advisory
  • Compliance VAT
  • Wider communication strategy
  • Internal controls
  • Technology – VAT compliance automation
  • Completing and submitting your VAT return - Business Academy course  

To ensure your organization is prepared for VAT, please contact Clare McColl and Rob Dalla Costa

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