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Reverse Charge Mechanism for the supply of electronic devices

  Introducing a special reverse charge mechanism for the supply of electronic devices.   Article (1) – Definitions The New Decision defines electronic devices as mobile phones, smart phones, computer, and tablet devices, along with their associated spare parts.   Article (2) – Description of the new mechanism When a supplier sells electronic devices to a registered recipient in the UAE, and the recipient plans to either resell these devices or use them in the production of electronic devices, the following rules come

UAE Finance Ministry bridges with emerging economies.

  The Ministry of Finance, in partnership with the World Bank Group’s MIGA, hosted two workshops in Dubai and Abu Dhabi at the Chambers of Commerce as part of the Ministry’s efforts to boost the UAE’s business climate, the events brought together government officials, local business leaders, and investors. MIGA presented its range of financial products and services, including insurance solutions and guarantees to support credit for entrepreneurs and lenders in emerging economies. Discussions also covered investment concerns and optimizing capital

Virtual Asset Regulatory Authority (VARA)

Dubai’s Virtual Asset Regulatory Authority

  Dubai’s Virtual Asset Regulatory Authority (VARA) is a transparent and trusted guiding authority in the world of virtual assets. Established in March 2022 by Law No. 4 of 2022, VARA is responsible for regulating, supervising, and overseeing virtual assets and their activities in all zones across the Emirate of Dubai, including Special Development Zones and Free Zones (excluding the Dubai International Financial Centre). VARA has the authority to modify, refine, adjust, or expand its regulations as needed to adapt to


IAB World Survey Rankings

  According to the latest IAB World Survey rankings, the ANTEA Alliance of Independent Firms has once again secured a coveted position among the world’s leading associations by holding on to the 15th spot among the world’s leading alliances. The firm’s worldwide members and their teams are commended for their exceptional expertise and their commitment to achieving this level of success.   For any of our services, Contact Us

Setting up a business in the UAE

  Setting up a business in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) can be an excellent opportunity for entrepreneurs looking to expand their operations in the Middle East. The UAE offers a dynamic business environment, a strategic location, and a supportive regulatory framework. In this blog post, we will discuss the key steps involved in setting up a business in the UAE.   Step 1: Choose a business activity and legal structure. The first step in setting up a business in the UAE is to decide

Tax Residency Certificate in the UAE

  A tax residency certificate in the UAE is a document that confirms the tax residency status of an individual or a company in the UAE. The certificate is issued by the UAE Ministry of Finance and is used to claim tax benefits under the double tax avoidance agreements (DTAA) that the UAE has signed with other countries.   Here are some of the uses of a Tax Residency Certificate from the UAE:  1) Avoiding double taxation: The TRC allows an individual

New tax rule

New UAE Tax Residency Rule

  Cabinet Decision No. 85 of 2022 – Issued 2 Sept 2022   Brief overview The new decision effectively provides us with guidelines on determining the tax residency for both natural and legal persons. It also outlines the requirements and conditions for identifying a person as a Tax Resident in the UAE.   Publication and Enforcement The decision shall be effective from March 01, 2023.   Coverage 1. Natural persons shall be considered UAE tax residents if they: Have their primary residential place and financial


Over Dh60,000 Currency, Assets, and Jewelry have to be declared

  It is mandatory for all passengers entering or leaving the UAE with more than Dh60,000, or equivalent amounts in currency, financial assets, precious metals, or stones, to declare them to customs. Families members over 18 years old may carry an amount not exceeding Dh60,000 or the equivalent in foreign currency without disclosing it to customs officers under the UAE’s disclosure system. The cash and other valuable items carried by passengers less than 18 years of age, including children and adolescents, are added


Invoices worth Dh10,000 or more require MoFAIC attestation

  A new rule by the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MoFAIC) states that companies would be required to attest import invoices with a value of Dh10,000 and above and the attestation of invoices will be done electronically.   Key Points: This will come into effect on February 1, 2023. There will be an attestation cost of Dh150 per commercial invoice. Customers will have a grace period of 14 days after the declaration of goods to comply with the attestation. Businesses that


Unemployment Insurance Scheme

  What is the ‘Unemployment Insurance scheme’? In the event that a UAE employee working in the Private sector or under the Federal government loses their job as a result of termination by their employer, they will receive the benefits of Unemployment Insurance (60 percent of their average basic salary, calculated on an average of the six months leading up to unemployment), which is a form of insurance or social security. An insurance premium will be paid by the worker