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UAE sets for GCC’s lowest tax rate as global corporates brace for hikes

The median corporate tax rates in leading economies worldwide fell to a new low of 25.1 per cent in 2021, which is nearly three times of the nine per cent tax rate that the UAE is going to implement from June 2023.

The study by UHY says that with the Covid-19 pandemic leaving a gaping hole in the public finances of countries around the world, the trend of declining corporate tax rates worldwide is likely to be over for the foreseeable future. “Businesses worldwide should be prepared for their tax costs to begin to rise in the coming years.” Several countries have announced their intention to raise the tax rate. The UK announced raising corporation tax rates to 25 per cent from April 2023. President Biden has also pledged to raise federal corporate income tax to 28 per cent.

The UAE, typically renowned as a low-tax jurisdiction, recently introduced corporate tax at one of the lowest rates across the globe — nine per cent — for financial years starting on or after June 1, 2023. “In the realm of multinationals, UAE will adhere to the global minimum tax rate of 15 per cent, which 136 countries have agreed to under the aegis of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD),” the study said.


Khaleej Times
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