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Bahim Bashir

Fahim Bashir

Partner - Tax and Corporate Services

KPMG in Kuwait

•Chartered Accountant (Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales)

•Bsc. Economics and Accountancy, City University, London.

•Fahim is a Director in KPMG’s Tax & Corporate Services department with over 12years of Accounting, Audit and Tax Compliance and Advisory experience in the UK and another ‘Big 4’ in the Middle East. During his time in the UK, Fahim was a part of a larger team that performed statutory audits and corporate and
personal tax compliance services.

Professional and Industry Experience

•Fahim has an understanding and experience on application of Value Added Tax principles and has advised in his previous roles on VAT provisions in the
United Kingdom.

•Fahim manages the day to day Kuwait tax compliance matters for a large portfolio of multinational clients. Fahim has significant experience in assisting/advising clients on their tax compliance matters including registration with the Ministry of Finance in Kuwait for tax purposes, review of agreements related to Kuwait operations, planning and selection of fiscal period, review of tax declaration to be filed to the Kuwait Tax Authority, discussions with Head of Tax Inspections/Tax Inspector over tax treatment of specific and material items which have been a point of contention between the tax authority and clients.

•On a regular basis, Fahim advises major groups in the distribution/retail,
infrastructure, engineering & construction and professional services on tax
efficient structures for outbound investment involving the application of
appropriate tax treaties/holding company structures.

•Fahim has extensive experience in advising companies in respect of inbound investments in Kuwait. Fahim has assisted major multinational companies in structuring their operations in Kuwait in a tax efficient manner including detailed advices in respect of the application of various tax treaties with Kuwait.

Representative Client Experience and Key Skills

•Direct and Indirect tax advisory and compliance.

•Direct and Indirect tax controversy/dispute.

•International corporate tax planning.

•Fahim has over 12 years of Accounting, Audit and Tax Compliance and Advisory experience in the UK and another ‘Big 4’ in the Middle East.

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