Ministry of Finance confirms the threshold of AED 375,000
Businesses are subject to UAE Corporate Tax beginning from the financial year starting on or after 01st June 2023.
As per Article 3 of UAE Corporate Tax Law, the Corporate Tax would be imposed at 9% on an income exceeding a threshold to be specified by the Cabinet.
Cabinet Decision 116 of 2022, recently made available in English, now confirms that the tax-free threshold is AED 375,000. This is in line with the threshold stated in the Public Consultation Document released in April 2022.
What would this mean for the taxpayers?
Any taxpayer (not being a qualifying free zone person) would be taxable
- On income upto AED 375,000 at a 0% tax rate
- On income above AED 375,000 at a 9% tax rate
The above threshold will apply to the combined income of the taxpayer (which includes income from all businesses and business activities)
Definition of “Business”
An activity conducted regularly, on an ongoing and independent basis by any person and in any location, such as industrial, commercial, agricultural, vocational, professional, service or excavation activities, or any other activity related to the use of tangible or intangible properties.
Definition of “Business activity.”
Any transaction or activity, or series of transactions or series of activities conducted by a natural or juridical person in the course of a business.
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