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Excise Tax Explained by FTA

[video width="1280" height="720" mp4="http://alsahlawigroup.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/explaining-excise.mp4" poster="http://alsahlawigroup.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/excise_tax.png"][/video]   Excise Tax is a form of indirect tax levied on specific goods. These goods are typically those that are harmful to human health or the environment. The intent of the tax is to reduce consumption of these commodities while also raising revenues for the government that can be spent on beneficial public services....

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VAT Explained by FTA

  [video width="1920" height="1080" mp4="http://alsahlawigroup.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/explain-vat.mp4" poster="http://alsahlawigroup.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/vat.png"][/video]   Value-Added Tax or VAT is a tax on the consumption or use of goods and services levied at the point of sale. VAT is a form of indirect tax and is used in more than 180 countries around the world. All OECD countries except for the US have VAT (or a variation). While it feels exactly the same as a general sales tax to end-consumers, VAT is a more sophisticated tax and overcomes many challenges that affect the general sales tax....

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UAE VAT – Part 2

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Index: 11. Article 11 - The Cases of Deemed Supply 12. Article 12 - Exceptions for Deemed Supply 13. Article 13 - Mandatory Tax Registration 14. Article 14 - Tax Group 15. Article 15 - Registration Exceptions 16. Article 16 - Tax Registration of Governmental Bodies 17. Article 17 - Voluntary Registration 18. Article 18 - Tax Registration for a Non-Resident 19. Article 19 - Calculating the Tax Registration Threshold 20. Article 20 - Capital Assets . . . Chapter Two Deemed Supply Article (11) The Cases of Deemed Supply The following cases shall be considered as Deemed Supply: 1. A supply of Goods or Services, which constituted the whole assets of a Taxable Person or a part thereof, but...

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UAE VAT – Part 1

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  Index: Article 1 - Definitions Article 2 - Scope of Tax Article 3 - Tax Rate Article 4 - Responsibility for Tax Article 5 - Supply of Goods Article 6 - Supply of Services Article 7 - Supply in Special Cases Article 8 - Supply of more then one component Article 9 - Supply via Agent Article 10 - Supply by Government Entities     Title One Definitions Article (1) Definitions In the application of the provisions of this Decree-Law, the following words and expressions shall have the meanings assigned against each, unless the context otherwise requires: State: United Arab Emirates Minister: Minister of Finance Authority: Federal Tax Authority Value Added Tax:...

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Your WILLS be done!

A general reaction about Wills is “Yes I need it, but not now, may be later!” But have you ever thought “What if I die intestate in UAE?” This is the most relevant question all the Expatriates in UAE should ponder upon. If you die without a Will, Sharia Law applies and: Immediately within hours all your bank accounts will be frozen and your family cannot withdraw cash from ATM & bank accounts. Visa of all the family members and other sponsored visa gets cancelled and they have just 30 days’ time to leave the UAE. All your assets, property,...

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7 Common Customs Clearance Problem

Here are 7 common customs clearance problem: Demurrage - A penalty charge against shippers or consignees for delaying the carrier’s equipment or vessel beyond the allowed free time. The free time and demurrage charges are set forth in the charter party or freight tariff. Detention - A penalty charge against shippers or consignees for delaying carrier’s equipment beyond allowed time. Demurrage applies to cargo; detention applies to equipment. Per Diem - A charge, based on a fixed daily rate. Physical Damage - Improper leashing or loading of the cargo in the vessel can lead to physical damages made either to...

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Dubai Customs FAQ Part 3

WHAT DOCUMENTS DO CUSTOMS NEED TO SEE FOR IMPORTING GOODS TO FREEZONE? Delivery Order: This will be issued by the shipping agent upon receipt of freight charges and either the original bill of lading or a bank guarantee. Original Invoice: This should be produced by the original exporter and legalised by a recognised authority in the country of export. (This document is used by customs here for duty charges and statistical purposes.) Certificate of Origin: Produced by the original exporter and legalised by a recognised authority in the country of export. This is used by customs to confirm the country of origin and...

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Dubai Customs FAQ Part 2

WHAT ARE THE DUTY FREE ALLOWANCES ALLOWED TO CARRY WITH ME? ​Gifts whose value does not exceed AED 3,000. The Number of cigarettes should not exceed (400) cigarettes, (50) cigars, (500) grams of tobacco (minced or pressed for pipes), minced or pressed tobacco for smoking, tobacco or mild-tasting tobacco. Exceeding the above will be dutiable. The amount of alcoholic beverages and beers should not exceed 4 liters of alcohol beverages, or 2 cartons of beer (each consisting of 24 cans, not exceeding 355 ml for each can or its equivalent). WHAT IS THE RATE OF CUSTOMS DUTY IN DUBAI? Five per cent of the value...

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Dubai Customs FAQ Part 1

HOW DO LICENSE HOLDERS CLEAR GOODS FOR SALE LOCALLY? License holders can sell their goods to companies in the UAE (through an agent or distributor) and also in the FZ. In the former case the Ex-FZ import bill is cleared through customs in the name of the buyer.  Note that approval letter form restricted commodities should be submitted to Dubai Customs along with the requirement documents after the time of arrival in order to release the imported items.  WHO MAY CLEAR CARGO THROUGH CUSTOMS CENTERS? Consignees holding a UAE federal or Dubai Economic Department licence or any of the four Free Zone licences. Agents holding...

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Dubai Customs by ASG

Al Sahlawi Group Advocates & Legal Consultancy is the first and the only Law Firm in the Middle East specializing in custom procedures and technical affairs relating to export, import, re-export, transit, customs warehouses, free zones and other custom formalities and requirements together with solving all legal issues arising there from.  We are well experienced to plea and plead over customs cases (smuggling, parallel imports, counterfeit and similar offences) and to initiate different customs suits before competent jurisdiction like customs administrations and committees, public prosecution and judicial and administrative agencies. The Firm has its competent and long experienced legal specialists...

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