UAE Tax Rates 2023Last partial update, July 2023
Personal Income TaxThere is no tax on individuals.
Corporate Income TaxBranches of foreign banks pay 20%.
Oil and gas companies pay up to 55%.
Starting June 1, 2023 a 9% corporate income tax rate is imposed on income exceeding AED 375,000.
Foreign investors can hold up to 49% of the share capital in UAE mainland companies.
In companies located in free trade zones foreign holding of 100% is allowed.
Free Trade Zones, FTZIn the UAE there are more than 45 free trade zones with their specific regulations.
FTZ offer tax holidays of 10-50 years.
In certain FTZ there is also an exemption from customs duties.
Capital GainsThere is no tax on capital gains for both individuals and companies.
Offset of lossesCompanies can carry forward losses against up to 75% of the current year income, the reminder can be carried forward indefinitely.
Under certain terms, when holding 75% or more of the common shareholding, losses can be transferred in the same group.
UAE Social SecurityThe contributions by the employer and the employee are subject to ceiling defined by law.
Employers- pay 12.5%.
Employees –pay 5%.
In the Emirate of Abu Dhabi the rates are:
The tax is withheld by the employer.
Other Tax IssuesDividend - NA
Withholding Tax – NA
Anti Avoidance Rules - NA
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