UAE announces a new corporate tax update for residents and non-residents

UAE announces a new corporate tax update for residents and non-residents

Tuesday 06 June 2023Wed 16 Feb
UAE announces a new corporate tax update for residents and non-residents

So, if you’ve lived in Dubai or in the UAE - you might know that tax is an extremely foreign word to us but If you’ve been in Dubai over the last year, or have been keeping tabs on the news, you might have heard that corporate tax has been introduced in the UAE and was enforced starting June 1st 2023.

Corporate tax of 9% applies to companies that generate a turnover of more than AED 375,000 annually.

And a lot of folks around town have stood up with questions toward corporate tax, such as whether it applies to personal income, or not?

And with Dubai’s new update on corporate tax - we’re here to break it down for you and answer all those questions!

What’s the new corporate tax update?

People conducting business or business activities will be subject to corporate tax and registration requirements only if their combined turnover exceeds AED 1 million annually, the Ministry of Finance said in an update.

"For example, if an individual who is a UAE Resident operates an online business and the combined annual turnover from this business exceeds AED 1 million, under the new decision, the UAE Resident business income from the online business would be subject to Corporate Tax," the Ministry of Finance clarified

Does corporate tax apply to personal incomes or rental incomes?

If you’ve been wondering whether your personal income would be affected by the new corporate tax, then relax because it won’t be. Corporate tax is only applicable to corporate company turnover and not income.

Whereas, for rental incomes - Real estate income earned from UAE property owned by foreign or UAE resident individuals, either directly or through a trust, foundation or other form that is treated as fiscally transparent for UAE corporate tax purposes, would generally not be subject to corporate tax provided it is not a licensed business activity.

Although, corporate tax will be applicable for foreign investors, foreign companies and other non-resident juridical people will be subject to UAE corporate tax on an income derived from real estate and other immovable property located in the UAE and will be required to register for EmaraTax in the UAE for corporate tax purposes.

Got more questions on corporate tax?

We’ve got the whole breakdown on corporate tax and if you have any further queries on rental incomes, you can contact our sales and lettings experts!

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