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Taxation of Companies in Umm Al Quwain Free Zone

Updated on Tuesday 03rd January 2017

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Taxation-of-companies-in-Umm-Al-Quwain-Free-ZoneUmm Al Quwain is one of the newest and most developed investment destinations in the UAE. Umm Al Quwain is also one of the seven emirates of the country which together with Dubai and Abu Dhabi have bet on the diversification of the economy and succeeded. Just like the other emirates, Umm Al Quwain also has its free zones, among which the most prolific is the one with the same name as the emirate.

Umm Al Quwain Free Zone offers the same tax advantages for companies like Dubai’s free zones. Our company registration agents in Dubai can explain in detail how the taxation of companies in Umm Al Quwain Free Zone is imposed.

Paying taxes in Umm Al Quwain Free Zone

The Government in Umm Al Quwain has its own taxation system, just like other Emirates such as Dubai or Abu Dhabi. Umm Al Quwain also enforces the taxes imposed by the national government, however, Umm Al Quwain Free Zone has its own authority which establishes how companies set up here are taxed. This is a common feature to all UAE free zones.

The free zone of Umm Al Quwain was launched in 2014 and it already offers many tax benefits to companies operating here. Foreign investors opening companies in Umm Al Quwain Free Zone must know that they will be covered by the UAE’s double taxation agreements when it comes to paying taxes in their home countries. Both individuals and companies can benefit from these tax benefits when opening a company in Umm Al Quwain.

Our company registration agents in Dubai can assist foreign enterprisers who want to open companies in Umm Al Quwain and its free zone.

Tax advantages for companies in Umm Al Quwain Free Zone

Foreign entrepreneurs can open various types of companies in Umm Al Quwain Free Zone and each of these will benefit from the same tax advantages. Among these are:

  • -          no income or corporate taxes;
  • -          the possibility to repatriate profits without any taxes;
  • -          full tax exemption on imports and exports.

The only thing investors must pay attention to is the share capital required to register the company with the free zone authority.

For assistance in opening a company in Umm Al Quwain Free Zone, please contact us. You can also rely on our accounting services provided to companies across the UAE.



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