The UAE Federal Tax Authority (FTA) has been conducting VAT Audits rigorously under the UAE VAT law to verify the extent of compliances. Given the strict penalties for non-compliance and errors, BCC AD is hosting a webinar in collaboration with experts from UAE corporate audit firm Moore UAE, to bring our members practical advice on preparing for UAE VAT Audits and staying informed of recent developments.
When: Tuesday, 11th October 2022, 10am - 11am
Join BCC AD and Moore UAE for a WEBINAR to ask questions of the experts and learn:
Key recent VAT developments that businesses must know
Key trigger points for VAT Audits
Practical issues and challenges faced during VAT Audits
How businesses should prepare for handling VAT Audits
Common errors made by businesses resulting in penalties
There will be opportunity for Q & A to ask questions of the experts.
This virtual event is free to attend for BCC AD members and their invitees.
Director - Tax of Moore Stephens
Ankur is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountant of India. He has several years of experience in compliance and consultancy space spanning across various industries in VAT. He has over 14 years of experience in indirect taxation with the Big 4 accountancy firms. In one of his roles he worked as the Director of the Indirect Tax team.
Ankur has worked closely with the team that assisted the Delhi State Government in drafting of VAT laws and regulations. He has helped clients in migrating from single point tax to the VAT regime.
Ankur has also led teams in conducting indirect tax diagnostic review of various multinational companies, identifying potential revenue and tax leakages in their existing structure and recommending planning opportunities to mitigate tax exposure. He has also handled representation before the VAT authorities to seek clarification on debatable VAT issues.
He has assisted various clients in end-to-end GST implementation in India which included determining the financial impact of GST on their business, review of operating models to assess tax optimization, review of contracts, review of ERP systems and business processes and to suggest changes required from the GST perspective. Key clients handled by Ankur include: CB Richard Ellis, Panasonic, Sony, Dominos and Dunkin Donuts.
Head of Taxation and Data Privacy at Moore Stephens
Gajendra holds a Master’s Degree in Law and is also a qualified Chartered Accountant from India and a member of the Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India. He has over 20 years of post-qualification experience in the field of litigation, advisory services and policy advocacy.
He has worked in the indirect tax team of a Big 4 accountancy firm for eight years and was involved in providing litigation and advisory services on corporate and tax issues to clients from the telecom, information technology, automobile, media, entertainment, financial services, oil and gas sectors.
In a prestigious World Bank project, he assisted the Ministry of Finance of The Peoples Republic of China in understanding Indirect Tax reforms in China. He was engaged by the World Bank Group as a Consultant to help them in Value Added Tax reforms being undertaken in the States of Bihar, Orissa and Rajasthan. The World Bank also engaged him in an international project concerning property tax reforms in Pakistan.
Gajendra is a regular faculty at seminars and courses on indirect taxes and other laws. Gajendra has also authored a draft book “Service Tax - A Practitioner’s Perspective” published by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. Several reputable multinational and domestic companies regularly seek his opinion on issues concerning GST and other indirect taxes. He represents multinationals on tax issues before courts and other forums. Some key clients handled by Gajendra include: Samsung Data Systems, Oracle, Bharti Airtel, Siemens, Star TV.