UAE Corporate tax

Optimising Efficiency

& Minimising Risks

August 23, 2023

Anantara Downtown Dubai

09:00am – 04:00pm

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The UAE has recently introduced a groundbreaking corporate tax system, ushering in a new era for businesses operating in the country. As per the new corporate tax law, the government has started levying taxes at the standard rate of 9 per cent on companies' taxable profits exceeding Dh375, 000. The implementation of corporate tax represents a significant transformation of the UAE tax landscape as companies have so far enjoyed zero income tax on their profits.

To help businesses understand the best ways to develop sustainable processes around compliance and build a tax efficient financing structure, Gulf News organises an exclusive seminar on August 23, 2023. Here some of the UAE’s top tax advisors will take a deep dive into the UAE’s new corporate tax regime to provide finance professionals and business owners with a comprehensive understanding of corporate tax and equip them with the knowledge to navigate the evolving tax landscape. This seminar will help participants discover effective tax planning strategies to optimise their organisation’s tax position while ensuring full compliance with the new regulations.

About Event


Session 1 - Corporate Tax: Critical planning points
Session 2 – Free Zone tax benefits – Do’s & Don’ts
Session 3 – Transfer pricing – are you ready?
Session 4 – Tax audits, accounting & records – the change of mindset
Session 5 – Future of Anti-abuse and tax planning
Session 6 – Panel Discussion


Rajiv Thakkar
  • Audit Manager / Tax Consultant - Tax Gian
  • Mr. Rajiv Thakkar, ACA, B.Com., has been working with us since 2015 as an Audit Manager with Jitendra Chartered Accountants.
  • He carries with him a vast experience of 15 years in various fields like Audit, Accounts, Internal Audit, Tax Laws like VAT, Excise, Corporate Tax, and Compliance laws like AML, ESR, and UBO.
  • He is a Chartered Accountant and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He is a commerce graduate from Sardar Patel University, Gujarat, India. Before joining our group, he worked for 8 years with Manuxxx & co in Ahmedabad, Gujarat India. He provides training & development, and technical support to the client as well as to staff. His focus in the group would be on assuring quality improvement and value-added growth of the group.


  • Efficient communication
  • Knowledge of IFRS and UAE laws like Company law, VAT, Excise, Corporate Tax, AML, ESR, and UBO
  • Advisory to local and international clients
  • Tax Planning
  • Assistance in Corporate Restructuring
  • Successfully guided taxpayers to be compliant with the tax procedures law
Girish Chand
  • Senior Partner – MCA Gulf
  • Heading the MCA Gulf Compliance practice covering Corporate Tax, VAT, ESR, AML, UBO across UAE, Bahrain, Oman and KSA.
  • Conducted various compliance seminars on Corporate Tax, VAT and ESR for large companies, professional bodies, industry groups and authorities.
  • TADAT Trained Tax Professional. TADAT (Tax Administration Diagnostic Assessment Tool) is a tool for Tax Administration evaluations under IMF Fiscal Affairs Department.
  • Regular Contributor to UAE newspapers and Radio Talk shows on Tax topics
  • Over 7 years of Consulting experience and over 25 years experience in Finance and Audit executive roles.
  • 10 years plus finance leadership roles (incl CFO ENOC Retail) in the downstream Oil and Gas business (ENOC, EPPCO) covering Marketing, Retail and Trading.
  • Well versed in Board level dealings, JV structures (incl Chevron JV) and advisory role for Executive Management.
Faisal Ahmed
  • Faisal Ahmed
  • MD & CEO - AKW Consultants
Lokesh Gupta
  • Lokesh Gupta
  • Associate Director – Tax and Transfer Pricing, Nexdigm Consulting Limited (UAE)
Dr. Tirupathi Parthasarathy Anand (TP)
  • Dr. Tirupathi Parthasarathy Anand (TP)
  • Deputy Director- EMBA, SP Jain School of Global Management
Syam Panayickal Prabhu
  • Syam Panayickal Prabhu
  • Founder & Managing Director, AURION FZE

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