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16.11.2017 08:11

UAE and Saudi Arabia: New VAT on legal services

The UAE Minister of State for Financial Affairs will implement An additional rate of %5 VAT “Value Added Tax” January 1st, 2018.

By: Jens Liesegang

UAE and Saudi Arabia: New VAT on legal services

UAE and Saudi Arabia are set to implement VAT( Value Added Tax) in their jurisdictions.

All IP matters in Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates filed as on 1 January 2018 will be subject to VAT, as well as all pending stages for the previous work delegated to us.

VAT is expected to be introduced at a rate of 5% also for legal services like trademark, design or patent matters.

The UAE are planning to implement VAT on 1 January 2018 - other GCC countries may do so at the same time or by 1 January 2019 at the latest. 

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