Tourist Visa

U.A.E Tourist Visas


Tourist Visa Tourism is one of the major sectors for the UAE and Dubai in particular.  The country has invested significantly to make this desert region a tourist paradise.  Be it an exotic range of culinary delights, the top class landmarks, the excellent law, and order, the fabulous infrastructure, theRead More →

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Business setup in Dubai


Options for business setup in Dubai Dubai has been one of the fastest growing geographies over the past three to four decades. The rulers have been forward-looking and pragmatic and have invested in making Dubai attractive for business. This includes investments in building quality infrastructure, legislating business-friendly rules which makeRead More →

Date of Supply

Date of Supply under VAT in UAE


The introduction of VAT in the UAE has made it necessary for businesses to understand the finer points of compliance expected from them under the VAT regulatory regime.  One of the key aspects being Date of Supply, which is usually not paid sufficient attention to, by the businesses.  The priorityRead More →

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Tax Invoices


Tax Invoice – UAE VAT requirements It has been over a year of implementation of VAT in UAE and still, we find that businesses have to get their head around tax invoices.  This is surprising as UAE VAT registered businesses are pretty comfortable with the Tax Invoices that they issueRead More →

entrepreneurial success

Secret of entrepreneurial success


What does it take to make a business successful?  A good Entrepreneur with adequate capital, attitude and skills……. Well as a start-up owner in recent years, I have had the first-hand experience on what works and what doesn’t.   During my corporate stint as a risk professional, I have always hadRead More →

uae vat made simple

VAT side-effects – Improved business processes


It has now been 7 months of tax compliance for businesses registered for VAT.  Having been in the accounting business well before the introduction of VAT, it is indeed heartening to note the subtle but definite changes in the business processes that the introduction of VAT has brought about.  TheRead More →


Tax Returns and payment cycle


A majority of the small and medium businesses had their first tryst with Tax Return Filing and Payment of taxes in the month of April. The FTA had initially given varying tax periods for businesses as and when they registered for VAT, however, subsequently, they streamlined the tax periods byRead More →

VAT services

Living in the new VAT environment and VAT accounting


The VAT was effectively implemented on 1st January 2018 by the United Arab Emirates Government. While consumers had apprehension on the impact of VAT on their budgets, visible in the way the bills were scrutinized in 2018 to assess the extra amounts paid, in general, the impact on budgets hasRead More →

Entering a new era of Taxation in the region


We are now a day away from the effective date of Value Added Tax (VAT) implementation.  There is apprehension, resolve and a bit of worry among businesses to be able to fully comply with the regulations. VAT is expected to improve the business culture in this part of the worldRead More →