The UAE does not levy income tax on individuals. However, it levies 5 per cent value added Tax on the purchase of goods and services, levied at each stage of the supply chain and ultimately borne by the end consumer. The UAE also levies excise tax on specific goods that are harmful to health, and corporate tax on the net income or profit of corporations and other entities from their business.

Do you have a query about tax in the UAE?

The UAE applied excise tax on 1 October 2017 and plans to launch value added tax (VAT) on 1 January 2018. If you have any enquiries regarding tax registration or application, contact Federal Tax Authority via the link below and get the answers you need.

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