Corporate Tax Compliance and Planning Services

Whatever type of organization you oversee, whether it is a start-up or a global operation, it is crucial that you pay the right amount of tax. Being aware of the current rules and legislation around corporate tax in the country in which you operate will ensure you are paying the correct amount.  

However, running a business means you have a lot to consider, and keeping up to date with changes to the regulations around taxes that affect business operations can be difficult and time-consuming. Therefore, it may be beneficial for you to seek tax advice from those who are experts in the field.  

At RSM, we have a team of highly knowledgeable and experienced UAE tax law experts who have in-depth, specialized knowledge of current legislation. Our team has experience in providing specialized tax services for a range of organizations in the region, and proven capabilities in providing solutions to tax issues in the UAE. 

Tax updates from the UAE government 

Here in the UAE, taxation has changed in recent years. Our tax advisory services will ensure that your organization remains compliant, however, being aware of the changes to rules and regulations on a basic level will make it easier for your organization to follow the latest guidelines. 

Income tax is not levied against individuals in the UAE, but corporate tax applies to oil companies and foreign banks. Excise tax is applied against particular goods that are harmful to humans or the environment.  

In January 2018, Value Added Tax (VAT) was introduced at a rate of 5%. This brought the UAE in line with over 180 other countries and affected businesses as they had to begin collecting and accounting for the tax on behalf of the government. This meant that many businesses have had to learn how to be compliant in introducing VAT.  

Another recent change includes the Economic Substance Regulations, which were introduced in 2019. The regulations ensure that UAE entities are transparent in their economic presence and report actual profits that reflect the economic activities undertaken in the UAE. 

At RSM, we can advise on VAT and other taxes that affect your business, providing you with tax solutions that last.     

Our specialized tax services and solutions 

We provide pragmatic solutions to local and multinational companies for all their requirements relating to indirect tax and Economic Substance Regulations. To do this effectively, we collaborate with other RSM member firms across the globe, leveraging our extensive knowledge of taxation practice, tax planning, and procedures followed worldwide including in the UAE. 

Tax services that we provide include: 

Tax advisory services 

  • Impact assessments for VAT, excise and Economic Substance Regulations 

  • Training seminars for tax laws 

  • Issue-specific tax advisory services 

Tax compliance services 

  • Assistance for preparation and filing of returns 

  • Value Added Tax (VAT) 

  • Excise tax 

  • Economic Substance Regulation 

  • Obtaining tax registrations, de-registrations, and amendments 

  • Obtaining tax clearance certificates 

  • Obtaining UAE tax residency certificates 

Why choose our tax solutions? 

The tax services and corporate tax support offered by RSM are designed to ensure compliance. Here are our strengths: 

  • We offer round-the-clock availability of our tax services team 

  • We have up-to-date knowledge of the latest tax laws and executive regulations and provide tax planning services based on this 

  • You can benefit from proactive tax compliance strategies with full implementation 

  • We have a diverse portfolio of tax advisory services 

Contact RSM’s tax services team 

To find out more about how RSM can provide you with tax solutions, call us on +971 4 554 7423 or email [email protected]

How can we help you?

Contact us by phone +971 4 554 7423 or submit your questions, comments, or proposal requests.

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