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THOMSON REUTERS MENA: HOT SEAT, EPISODE 5

Economic Substance Regulation and Country-by-Country Reporting in the GCC

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Thomson Reuters MENA: Hot Seat - Episode 5 Economic Substance Regulation and Country-by-Country Reporting in the GCC

As GCC countries continue to review, update and enact legislation in accordance with BEPS-related guidelines, the region is making great strides in improving transparency and creating an enabling environment for global business. In this context, it is important for all businesses operating in the GCC to have a full understanding of the current and future tax compliance landscape.

In episode 5, we speak to Brian Conn, Partner, Tax Advisory Services at BDO Chartered Accountants & Advisors about key developments such as Economic Substance Regulations and ask for his outlook on the GCC’s fast-evolving tax regime.

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About the interviewee

Brian Conn heads the VAT practice for Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the UAE at BDO Chartered Accountants & Advisors

Brian has more than 20 years of practical consulting experience has expertise in all areas of technical VAT consulting, general planning, compliance, systems and process improvement including the implementation of VAT technology solutions.

Previous Episode

In episode 4, we spoke with Mahmoud Abuwasel, Managing Partner and Head of Corporate & Tax Disputes at Wasel & Wasel, to sit in the Hot Seat and share his legal point of view on topical tax issues in the GCC:  on managing tax disputes and discuss the criminal consequences for organizations that file VAT returns incorrectly or fail to co-operate during a tax audit, among other matters.