Date December 19, 2017 12:00 am

Interactive Q&A Session: GCC, are you ready for the introduction of VAT?

Earlier in 2017, the Member States of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) have signed the Unified VAT (Value Added Tax) Agreement for the GCC. Based on this treaty, each of the six Member States (United Arab Emirates (UAE), Kingdom of Bahrain, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), Sultanate of Oman, State of Qatar, State of Kuwait) will implement its own VAT legislation. In response to this, BearingPoint developed a VAT module for its real-time calculation platform EasyTax to support companies impacted by this regulation.

To explore this topic more deeply, experts from BearingPoint Switzerland together with their business partner BDO will be available to answer open questions in an interactive follow-up Q&A session on December 19, 2017. They will address questions raised earlier based on the clarity provided in the much-awaited VAT executive regulations publication issued by the UAE government.

Webinar agenda:

  • Reflecting the questions that could not be answered during the last webinar under the light of the latest published regulations
  • Time for new questions in a live Q&A session
  • Very short showcase of EasyTax software


  • Ronald Frey, Partner, BearingPoint Switzerland
  • Marcel Weber, Senior Manager, BearingPoint Switzerland
  • Brian Conn, VAT Partner, BDO UAE
  • Rami Alhadhrami, Tax Director, BDO Kuwait