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FocusConsult includes powerful tools, empowering businesses of all sizes to automate and make corporate tax management and filing hassle-free. The system also safeguards your enterprise with integrated security features, ensuring comprehensive protection of critical financial data. It enhances efficiency and improves regional statutory compliance.

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What Do We Do?

FocusConsult is a premier consultancy service provided by Focus Softnet to our esteemed clients. We hire a dedicated team of seasoned professionals who are experts with extensive knowledge of tax laws and regulations to deliver advisory services to our clients across various industries. Our service is meticulously tailored to navigate the complex intricacies of taxation, offering bespoke solutions that precisely address the unique needs and challenges of each client.

With FocusConsult, we commit to excellence and client satisfaction. Consultants hired collaborate closely with clients to understand their tax-related challenges and objectives, ensuring that every recommendation precisely aligns with their business goals. Whether the focus is on optimizing tax strategies, ensuring regulatory compliance, or mitigating tax risks, the consultants offer thorough assistance to our clients in confidently navigating taxation complexities.

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FocusConsult: Transforming Tax Compliance and
Financial Managementin the UAE

At Focus Softnet, we introduce FocusConsult, our premium product designed to help businesses thrive in the dynamic UAE market. With FocusConsult, we offer a comprehensive suite of VAT and Corporate Tax services tailored to meet your unique needs. Let us navigate the complexities of tax regulations together, so you can concentrate on what you do best – running your business.

Our Comprehensive Services

VAT Services: Simplifying Compliance

Seamless VAT Registration

Easily obtain your VAT Registration Number through the FTA on the Emara Tax Portal. This is a must for entities exceeding the prescribed turnover limits.

Hassle-free VAT Returns

Streamline your monthly or quarterly VAT Returns filing process. We ensure accuracy and timeliness for all VAT Registered entities.

Effortless VAT De-Registration

If your entity falls below the prescribed turnover limits, apply for de-registration or surrender your VAT TRN with ease via the FTA on the Emara Tax Portal.

Expert VAT Advisory

Our team provides detailed advisory on various VAT matters, including transaction applicability, invoicing, import implications, reverse charge mechanisms, and profit margin schemes.

Corporate Tax (CT) Services: Optimize Your Tax Strategy

Quick and Easy Corporate Tax Registration

Register your Corporate Tax Number online with the FTA on the Emara Tax Portal – compulsory for all entities.

Accurate CT Returns Filing

We handle your Annual CT Returns, computing taxable profits and ensuring compliance with UAE regulations.

Strategic Corporate Tax Advisory

Receive expert advice on Corporate Tax Planning. We help you adhere to accounting standards, structure your entities for tax efficiency, and meet CT Exemptions criteria.

Comprehensive Impact Analysis

Understand how the new Corporate Tax Law affects your business. We analyze your current structures and processes to provide actionable insights.

Effective Corporate Training

Equip your finance and other staff with the knowledge they need. Our training sessions cover the basics of corporate tax laws, including essential do's and don'ts.

Global Transfer Pricing Advisory

Develop and implement Transfer Pricing Policies that optimize tax planning and comply with international regulations.

Ancillary Services: Supporting Your Business Every Step of the Way

UAE Incorporation Fees

Simplify the incorporation of your business in mainland UAE or freezones with our expert assistance.

Accurate Accounting and Bookkeeping

Maintain precise accounting records and generate comprehensive quarterly/annual reports on profit and loss, cash flows, assets, and liabilities.

Turnover and Net Worth Certification

Obtain certified auditor reports for your turnover or net worth effortlessly.

In-Depth Valuation Reports

Receive detailed valuation reports for portfolio planning, mergers and acquisitions, restructuring, and more.

Reliable Audit Services

Ensure your financials are audit-ready for submission to freezones, banks, government authorities, and other stakeholders.

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Why Choose FocusConsult?

FocusConsult stands out by offering an all-around solution that caters to the unique corporate taxation requirements of individual countries while maintaining up-to-date compliance with the regulatory changes related to corporate tax calculations and reporting. It offers the flexibility to enable businesses to adapt to the distinct tax needs of various regions seamlessly. This adaptability empowers you to simplify your approach to corporate tax controls, confidently manage in-country transactions, and navigate complex tax scenarios.

With FocusConsult, gain the agility to improve corporate tax compliance by systematically checking transactions and centralizing remediation activities in a dynamic global tax landscape. Integrate the system with your ERP to accelerate audit-proof corrections and comply with new digital mandates.

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Key Features of the FocusConsult

  • Fully Automated Stack
  • Auto e-Invoice Reconciliation
  • Integration to ZATCA/GSP Servers
  • Country-Specific VAT/GST Reports Templates
  • Centralized Tax Compliance Management
  • Support For Audit-Proof Corrections
  • Online/EOD Posting for B2C for Saudi Arabia

Ready to Transform Your Business?

Get in touch with us today to discover how FocusConsult can support your tax and financial needs. Our team of dedicated experts is here to provide tailored solutions and exceptional service every step of the way.

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FocusConsult - Frequently Asked Questions

The UAE's corporate tax – what is it?

Corporate tax (CT) in the UAE is effective from June 1, 2024. The regulating authorities have introduced their corporate tax for the first time in the country's history.

Before this change, businesses in the UAE enjoyed zero corporate and income tax. However, the introduction of corporate tax signifies a shift toward a more diversified revenue model for the government.

The CT rate is set at 9%. It is important to note that this tax primarily applies to certain types of businesses, such as those engaged in the oil and gas sector, banking, and tobacco manufacturing. Most small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) remain exempt from the corporate tax.

How is the CT period determined?

The CT will apply to financial years commencing on or after June 1, 2024.

For companies with a fiscal year starting on June 1, 2024, and ending on May 31, 2024, CT will be applicable starting from June 1, 2024. The initial tax return filing is expected to be required by late 2024.

For companies following the calendar year, beginning on January 1, 2024, and concluding on December 31, 2024, CT will come into effect on January 1, 2024. The filing deadline for such companies is likely to fall around mid-2025.

What is the scope of corporate tax?

  • Who is taxed?
  • CT applies to various legal entities in the UAE, including LLCs, PSCs, PJSCs, LLPs, and more. Additionally, foreign legal entities generating income in the UAE and holding tax residency are subject to taxation. However, free zones enjoy a 0% corporate tax rate if they adhere to regulatory requirements, even when engaging in trade with the mainland. Corporate tax policies can also affect both non-residents and residents of the UAE.

  • Who is Exempt Income?
  • Dividend income received or shares of a subsidiary company are sold; CT regulations will incorporate a participation exemption.

    Additionally, CT exemptions are granted to charities, public benefit organizations, and investment funds, businesses involved in oil and resource extraction, and wholly government-owned companies.

    What are the applicable rates?

    For business earnings lower than AED 375,000, no CT will be charged.

    A corporate tax of 9% will be imposed on income exceeding AED 375,000.

    Larger multinational corporations with distinct business circumstances may be subject to varying tax rates.

    Will the Free Trade Zones companies be taxed?

    Companies registered within Free Trade Zones do not engage in transactions with Mainland UAE.

    As long as such companies do not conduct business with the mainland, they shall be subject to zero percent tax (or be exempt, as the case may be). However, all free zones have to file an annual CT return.

    Businesses that have a presence in both Mainland UAE and Free Trade Zones should consider the impacts of the new CT on their operating model.

    What are the CT implications of the Transfer Pricing rules?

    The Transfer Pricing Rules proposed by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) shall now be applicable in the UAE. Affected businesses will need to comply with rules and documentation requirements defined with reference to the OECD guidelines, which are underpinned by the ‘Arm’s Length Principle’.

    The expected Transfer Pricing rules will be applicable to intra-group transactions for entities subject to CT in the UAE.

    Is CT grouping possible?

    Yes, CT grouping and group relief provisions are allowed.

    Business entities in the UAE may have the option to submit consolidated tax returns, with the possibility of offsetting tax losses within group entities.

    Is Foreign Tax credit allowed in CT?

    Withholding Tax (WHT) paid outside of the UAE will be allowed as a CT credit against the taxable entities’ foreign corporate tax paid on UAE taxable income.

    What is FocusConsult?

    FocusConsult is a specialized consultancy service offered by Focus Softnet to provide its clients with expert advisory services on various aspects of taxation.

    What are the intended services and scope of FocusConsult?

    Focus intends to set up FocusConsult to provide Consultancy and Advisory services to its Customers and clients.

    A consultant is appointed under this agreement to provide services including but not limited to:

    • Assisted Filing
    • Tax Advisory
    • Tax Consultation
    • Structuring Advisory & Consultation
    • Assisted Filing
    • Particulars

    What are the fees charged by the appointed Consultant?

    Focus Softnet shall pay the Consultant 50% of the fee charged by Focus Softnet and paid by Clients of Focus Softnet to Focus Softnet for such services.

    What is the duration of the agreement for providing consultancy services to clients of Focus Softnet and the provisions for its extension and termination?

    Notwithstanding the date hereof, the agreement for providing Consultancy to Clients of Focus Softnet shall commence on the date of signing of this agreement and shall continue thereafter for a period of three years, which shall be automatically extended for further one-year periods each unless terminated by either Party by giving 30-day notice of termination to the other Party.

    How can Focus Softnet ensure the seamless delivery of services provided by the Consultant?

    Focus Softnet shall ensure that the Consultant provides all services marketed under FocusConsult to its clients. The company should set up a communication channel between the Consultant and its Clients to ensure smooth and timely responses to its end Clients.

    What is the timeline for payment of fees, and to whom should invoices be addressed for prompt processing?

    Fees are payable within 30 days of receipt of correct and due invoices.