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27 February 2020
Dubai, UAE

Bringing together the international tax community in the Middle East

Benefit from the expertise of in-house international and regional tax leaders, specialist advisers and leading policy makers

Your update on VAT & Transfer Pricing and its implementation across the Middle East


Transfer Pricing in the Region

TP is one of the most litigated tax issues globally, especially in countries where TP as a concept is at a nascent stage. While the introduction of a formal TP law in Saudi is an economically progressive step taken by the Kingdom it will, no doubt, come with associated issues - some that will be resolved with experience and some through litigation. This session will explore these issues as well as offer an explanation for what can be expected in terms of TP implementation regionally. 

Economic Substance Rules

This session will outline the main topics introduced by the UAE ES rules, including who should be covered, the activities applicable for the ES Test, how to tackle compliance and key issues businesses should be aware of in order to be compliant. 

The Industry View: How changes are impacting In-house Tax Professionals

As new taxes are introduced how does the In-House Tax professionals stay up to date, maintain organisational models, approach recruitment and implement best practice? This session will give you insight from those at the coal face of these changes and will offer advice on how companies can prepare, invest and remain aware of future industry shifts. 

Tax Compliance and Digital Transformation in the GCC

The modern day tax function has been under increased pressure over the years due to an increased compliance burden, often on a limited budget. Join us as we explore the impact of technology on today's tax function, what in-house tax professionals expect from their external advisors, and a honest look at how solution providers could improve tax compliance in the GCC.

Get the Lowdown on VAT Law Changes

With the introduction of VAT Law by various member states, this session will drill down into what exactly VAT Law means for you and your business. Here you will be able to gain an in-depth technical overview of the legislation itself, develop an understanding of the challenges to the law and various interpretations at hand, and learn what it is exactly this means for the busy Finance Professional operating in the Middle East.

Why Should I Attend?

The conference has been thoroughly researched and designed as an intensive one day programme, suitable for senior finance and tax professionals from large corporations operating in the Middle East. Don't miss the opportunity to network with your peers this February as we tackle the issues that really matter. Taking an in-depth look into the current Tax landscape in the GCC, this is the most advanced International Tax forum on the market!