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VAT Seminars - Gulf States

From: 26 September 2016
To: 06 October 2016

Multiple Locations
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  • Summary


BDO UAE gathers senior and experienced tax professionals to discuss recent developments and technical aspects of VAT implementation. We will share technical knowledge, our experience across the world and discuss important VAT impact as well as key implicaions across UAE key sectors. 


BDO UAE will gather senior and experienced tax professionals to discuss recent developments and technical aspects of VAT implementation. Taking place at the Address Hotel Dubai Mall, BDO UAE will share their technical knowledge, experience across the world, and discuss important VAT implications across UAE's key sectors. 

Speakers on the day include:

  • Abdulrahman Al Saleh, Director General, Department of Finance
  • Gerard Rahman, CEO of BDO UAE
  • Ivor Feerick, Chair of BDO International VAT Centre of Excellence & Partner in BDO Ireland

A range of topics will be discussed by the speakers and panel, including:

  • Background and the impact of VAT on the local economy
  • VAT legislative development in the GCC
  • How VAT fits in the tax life cycle
  • VAT across the supply chain — impact areas
  • VAT's impact on banking, real estate and other sectors – key challenges
  • VAT implementation: agenda and timelines
  • What businesses need to do to get ready for VAT
  • Automating the VAT function — overview of IT challenges and solutions
  • Accounting and reporting
  • VAT risk management​

For more information, please contact:
Rita Rosen, [email protected]
Mobile: +971 52 740 2345

To register, please do so on the BDO UAE website:

Following this opening event in Dubai, Ivor Feerick will travel to the remaining GCC (Gulf Cooperative Coucil) countries delivering his presentation "Preparing for the Introduction of VAT in the GCC States" at the following dates/locations: 

  • Kuwait City, Kuwait - Sunday 25 September, 8.30am - 2.00pm
  • Manama, Bahrain - Monday 26 September, TBC
  • Doha, Qatar - Wednesday 28 September, 6.00pm - 8.30pm
  • Muskat, Oman - Thursday 29 September, 3.00pm - 6.00pm
  • Riyadh, Saudi Arabia - Monday 3 October, 9.00am - 2.00pm