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Will an Individual's Salary Income Be Subject to UAE Corporate Tax?

UAE corporate tax exempts specified persons on a varied basis, this includes earnings from any kind of job, whether in the private or governmental sector, including salaries and other forms of compensation. Further, except when a business license or permission is necessary, individuals may engage in real estate investing in their individual capacities. Dividends, corporate taxes, and certain other income are derived from owning equity assets in their private capacity. The exemption extends to money saved in banks or other savings vehicles, as well as other forms of interest income.

Impact of the UAE Corporate Tax on Persons

Corporate tax will not apply to an individual’s wage and other work income (both internal and external sector, both public and private sector). Furthermore, corporate tax will not apply to interest or other income derived from bank accounts or savings programs. Income such as dividends, capital gains, and interest received from the personal ownership of shares or other assets will likewise be exempt from the corporate tax in UAE. However, a person's actions may be considered "business" and subject to corporate tax if the person has (or is obliged to have) a marketing license/permit, including a freelancing license/permit. UAE Corporate tax does not apply to an individual's investment in property in a personal capacity if a business license or permission is not necessary.

How Do You Figure Out Whether Someone Has an "Enterprise" That Will Be Subject to Uae Corporate Tax?

In most cases, this would be determined by checking whether or not the person in question has the appropriate licenses and permits to engage in commerce, industry, or profession in the United Arab Emirates. A person leasing out homes and flats in UAE on a small level might not need a license for that so it might not be taxed as it depends on license or permit when it comes to taxation of individuals.

What is the UAE Corporate Tax Threshold?

As for the corporate tax rates, they are as follows:

  • Income up to AED 375,000 is exempt from taxation.
  • Tax rate of 9% on income that exceeds AED 375,000.
  • The OECD Base Corrosion and Profit Shifting project's "Pillar Two" calls for a differential tax rate for major corporations that satisfy certain conditions.

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The Scope of the UAE Corporate Tax to Commercial Transactions

Businesses and commercial transactions in the UAE will be subject to corporate tax. The extraction of organic resources will be an exception to UAE corporate tax law. All actions made by a corporation or other legal entity will apparently be considered "business activities" and hence fall under corporate tax. However, a UAE company will not have to pay corporate tax on dividends or capital gains it receives from certain "qualified shareholdings."

When is Money Earned Taxable?

If a corporation earns $7 million in costs against $10 million in sales, the remaining $3 million is susceptible to 9% corporate tax. However, taxable total revenue, which is income that is payable after deductions and credits, is acceptable under the legislation. It's possible that the $7,000,000 might change to $7.5,000,000 due to the inclusion of non-deductible items. Therefore, a greater sum will be subject to taxation. However, if there is excused cash, it will diminish the overall net profit. As a result, the effective tax rates are lower than the taxable amount of the net profit. As a general rule, a firm may deduct all costs that arise naturally from running the company. Personal costs, including fines and penalties, dividends and interest, shareholder or partner wages, and items paid without supporting paperwork, may be subject to limitations. Expenses of this kind cannot be deducted. It is common knowledge that certain outlays are of a purely private character, rather than serving any practical use for the company. The tax law only allows for the deduction of legitimate company costs, so things like staff lunches and yearly events that have nothing to do with running the firm can't be written off. Companies are required by law to offer their workers certain benefits, including medical insurance. For this reason, corporations may deduct any costs related to complying with regulations that are necessary for their operations.

Who Will Be Responsible for Collecting Taxes?

The Ministry of Finance in the UAE has delegated authority for the execution, collection, and prosecution of corporation tax returns online to the Federal Tax Authority (FTA). After each taxable year ends, a single corporate tax claim needs to be filed with the FTA. The federal government has set electronic submissions for these transactions.

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Ervee is a CPA with international experience in Tax and Accounting. He has over 12 years of experience in accounting and bookkeeping and over a year in VAT implementation, registration, and accounting in UAE. He regularly drives out inefficiencies in company operations and loves the challenge of helping clients find additional ways for an easier and improved compliance and verification of transactions.