The UAE will introduce a federal corporate tax on business profits effective for financial years starting on or after 1 June 2023.
His Excellency Younis Haji Al Khoori, Undersecretary of Ministry of Finance (MoF), said: “As a leading jurisdiction for innovation and investment, the UAE plays a pivotal role in helping businesses grow, locally and globally. The certainty of a competitive and best in class Corporate Tax regime, together with the UAE's extensive double tax treaty network, will cement the UAE's position as a world-leading hub for business and investment. The introduction of a corporate tax regime will help the UAE achieve its strategic ambitions and incentivize businesses to establish and expand their activities in the UAE."
With a standard statutory tax rate of 9% and a 0% tax rate for taxable profits up to AED 375,000 to support small businesses and startups, the UAE corporate tax regime will be amongst the most competitive in the world.