Tuesday, February 1, 2022
United Arab Emirates
1 February 2022: UAE to impose corporate tax on business profits
29 October 2020: On the campaign trail in the USA, September 2020
30 September 2020: On the campaign trail in the USA, August 2020
17 October 2019: Hundreds arrested for 'dark web' child porn by international task force
19 October 2017: Israeli athletes barred from representing country in Abu Dhabi's grand slam
Location of the United Arab Emirates
Pillars of Wikinews writing
Writing an article
Maktoum bin Mohammed Al Maktoum, the deputy prime minister and finance minister of the United Arab Emirates. Image: ITU Pictures.
Yesterday, the United Arab Emirates announced it would impose a federal corporate tax of 9% on business profits. The Ministry of Finance said in a statement the tax will be effective from June 1, 2023.
The tax will be levied from all corporations except those involved in "extraction of natural resources". Businesses with profits up to 375 thousand dirhams will be categorised as small businesses and will be exempted from the tax.
The Emirates has long been a low tax country with no personal tax. The Ministry said the tax was being imposed to combat tax avoidance and to realign the country on major issues such as the digitalisation of the global economy. It may be linked to a recent international agreement on a minimum global corporate tax rate but the Ministry did not elaborate.
Have an opinion on this story? Share it!
"130 OECD countries agree to back global corporate tax rate" — Wikinews, July 4, 2021
"No more tax-free: UAE to impose federal corporate tax for first time" — WION, February 1, 2022
Aya Bawtrawy. "UAE to impose federal corporate tax for the first time" — ABC News (United States), January 31, 2022
Hadeel Al Sayegh and Moataz Mohamed. "UAE to launch first federal corporate tax on business profits from June 2023" — Reuters, January 31, 2022