The Aurifer GCC Tax Certificate is the first executive program on taxation in the Gulf region and has been operating since 2022. Brought by and endorsed by qualified professionals and academics in the field, the program offers a comprehensive overview of tax systems in the GCC countries and the UAE in particular.
The Certificate covers fundamentals of direct and indirect taxation in GCC countries, including Corporate Tax, VAT, Excises, and Customs. The program also comprises modules on selected items of international taxation, focusing on their interplay with tax systems in the GCC countries and the UAE in particular.
The Certificate begins with a keynote conference on Thursday, 5 October 2023, to kick off the programme. The course program features 16 days of teaching over a period of two months (October – November 2023) for a total of 16 classes and 48 hours.
The Co-Chairs are Thomas Vanhee (Aurifer) and Pallavi Kishore (Middlesex University Dubai). The other faculty team consists of qualified professionals from top-notch law and accounting firms operating in the Gulf region and beyond.
The Certificate is a must-attend for GCC practitioners working in tax consulting firms or as in-house tax professionals, government officials, as well as tax enthusiasts who want to develop a career in the Gulf region or acquire an international profile. Candidates need to have a Bachelor’s or Master’s in law, accounting, or business, as well as a good command of English. Professionals without a degree qualification but with 1 to 4 years of proven experience in the tax field also qualify.
Each module comprises 9 hours of lectures.
Each elective module chosen will comprise 3 hours of lectures.
|Class||Date||Course||Lecturer(s)||Company / Profile|
|0||5 October, Thursday||Keynote Conference||Thomas Vanhee, Giorgio Beretta, Halil Erdem and other guest lecturers||Big Four, Boutique Tax Firms and In-House Tax Counsels|
|1||10 October, Tuesday||GCC VAT||Thomas Vanhee / Nirav Rajput||Aurifer|
|2||12 October, Thursday||GCC VAT||Thomas Vanhee / Nirav Rajput||Aurifer|
|3||17 October, Tuesday||UAE Corporate Tax||Thomas Vanhee / Nirav Rajput||Aurifer|
|4||19 October, Thursday||UAE Corporate Tax||Halil Erdem / Giorgio Beretta||Careem / University of Amsterdam|
|5||24 October, Tuesday||UAE Corporate Tax||Halil Erdem / Giorgio Beretta||Careem / University of Amsterdam|
|6||26 October, Thursday||Excise||Halil Erdem / Maikel van der Knaap||Careem / Deloitte|
|7||31 October, Tuesday||GCC Customs||Fernand Rutten||Deloitte|
|8||02 November, Thursday||GCC Customs||Fernand Rutten||Deloitte|
|9||7 November, Tuesday||Domestic Tax Systems in the GCC||Hany El Naggar||WTS Dhruva Consultants|
|10||9 November, Thursday||Domestic Tax Systems in the GCC||Hany El Naggar||WTS Dhruva Consultants|
|11||14 November, Tuesday||International Tax||Howard R. Hull||Tax Strategy Advisor|
|12||16 November, Thursday||International Tax||Howard R. Hull||Tax Strategy Advisor|
|13||21 November, Tuesday||Transfer Pricing in the GCC||Safae Guennoun||The Tax Point|
|14||23 November, Thursday||Transfer Pricing in the GCC||Safae Guennoun||The Tax Point|
|15||28 November, Tuesday||Elective 1||t.b.d.||Big Four, Boutique Tax Firms and In-House Tax Counsels|
|16||30 November, Thursday||Elective 2||t.b.d.||Big Four, Boutique Tax Firms and In-House Tax Counsels|
The Aurifer GCC Tax Certificate is designed to provide high-quality tax education. Training for each program module is led by experienced professionals who gained extensive tax expertise in different fields in the Gulf region and internationally.
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