Deloitte Seminar on VAT Introduction In The GCC


Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), in partnership with Deloitte, is pleased to invite you to participate in the VAT awareness seminar planned for businesses operating in the Centre.

The discussion will cover how VAT interacts with businesses and the likely issues they will face in preparation for entry into the VAT system. The seminar will be facilitated by Deloitte VAT experts with significant experience with VAT systems globally and regionally.

Event Objective:

With the implementation of VAT fast approaching, the time is upon businesses to start looking in detail at the potential impact on operations. The effects of the introduction of VAT are far-reaching, whether from an organisational, operational, commercial or financial perspective. The event will help affected businesses understand the likely scope and scale of the VAT impacts, and what changes might be necessary to accommodate them.

Justin Whitehouse – Leader, VAT in the Middle East
Stuart Halstead – Director, VAT in the Middle East
Gary Campbell – Partner, Tax in the UK

Event Agenda:

  • Introduction to tax reforms in the Middle East
  • VAT fundamentals – European model attributes
  • Industry impacts – summary on the general impacts to business areas covered by DIFC      
  • Timing hypothesis – who first, and how likely?        

Date:     Tuesday, 22 November 2016
Time:     9:30am – 12:30pm
Venue:  DIFC Conference Centre – Precinct Building 4
RSVP:   To register, please e-mail [email protected]

Target Audience:

Senior Executive Officers, Managing Directors and General Managers; Finance Directors; Tax Directors; Compliance Officers; Investment Officers; Wealth Managers; Private Banking Directors; Managing Consultants and Legal Firms representatives.

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