The state supports investment activities in the UAE and income from foreign sources is not taxed. The ease of interaction with local banks and a variety of international agreements attract the interest of foreign investors and are used as tools for effective investment management and planning. SORP Group will help you understand all the nuances and build an individually tailored scheme for optimizing your company's international activities.
Registering an investment business in the UAE will reveal unique opportunities:
Issue financialфинансовые products
Perform direct or trade financing, issue loans and credit cards
Invest in commercialprojects
Profit from attracting and placing funds in the business, assets, ownership of shares
Form an investmentholding company
Simplify the flow of investments within a consolidated group or holding structure
Form an InvestmentFund
Accumulate savings of individuals and legal entities for joint investment.
Invest through truststructures
Invest anonymously through a trust structure in the United Arab Emirates
Consult on investmentissues
Justify the placement or movement of own or borrowed capital in foreign operations
Uniqueness of the UAE jurisdictionfor international investment companies
The maximum returns without paying corporate or dividend taxes
Free capital movement
The legal right in the UAE to move capital without currency controls
International treaties that avoid double taxation and mutually protect investments
Repatriation of profits
Transferring funds back into the UAE from controlled entities anywhere in the world in compliance with international agreements
Legal concealment of the beneficiary's data and protection against automatic exchange of information under CRS
Variety of payment schemes
Issuing loans and investments (including to divisions and branches) and also acting as a guarantor
Available investment licenses in the UAE
Investment in affiliated structures
Payment Service Provider
Operations with securities
How all UAE business licenses permit investing too
Investing is permitted alongside the regular licensed activities of any company, as permitted and restricted by relevant legislation. For example, professional market participants can make investments, in parallel with the company’s main business activities.
Consider factors for suitable company incorporation
You need to choose a license that corresponds with the profile of your main business or business project (not necessarily an investment one), and choose the place of incorporation. Unlike mainland companies, Free Trade Zone companies have a number of restrictions on doing business.
Develop a financial model
It is important that funding for any investments be clearly seen to come from your own capital resources and not from third-parties, to avoid breaching regulations governing licensed business activities
Verify compliance of transactions
Make sure that any funds credited to your company's bank account are in line with its registered licensed business activities. A bank account opened in the Emirates protects the confidentiality of the signatory, which avoids disclosure of information.
Prove the origin of funds
It is necessary to show banks that these funds are your own and are properly audited: by increasing the authorized capital, forming assets and reinvesting them in exchange activities, ICOS, and stock instruments.
Factors to consider when conductinginvestment activities inside the UAE:
Optimal incorporation choice
A well-chosen license and type of legal entity will allow you toexploit the full range of opportunities and prospects to develop your business both in the UAE and abroad
Confirm the center of vital interests
Incorporating the business within the UAE, and proving that it ismanaged and controlled from there, will avoid non-compliance with ESR and KYC requirements
Correct design of investment schemes
A properly formed investment structure conceals details aboutbeneficiaries and enables technical loans to be made to your international business projects
Tax resident status
A tax domicile certificate confirms that your internationaloperations belong to the jurisdiction of the Emirates, and also maintains the confidentiality of tax information under CRS
SORP solutions that promote comfortable investment activity in the UAE
Expert assessment of all types of international business schemes to reduce the risk of regulatory non-compliance
Fast processing through the legal procedures because of our trusted status and close contact with UAE licensing authorities.
We guide you through compliance for KYC with your choice of leading UAE banks. Our expert support gets things done quickly and smoothly.
Formation of holdingsand consortiums
Creating a unique tool for effective management and investment using dependent business structures
Forming trust structures or relationships to achieve business goals with secure owner anonymity
Acquisition of anexisting company
A fast-track solution for instant revenue, useful in schemes to conceal the beneficiary’s details
The global trend by authorities to exert greater control over business leaves fewer legal methods to minimize tax burdens, optimize cash flows, and allocate funds to accounts. However, the incorporation of a UAE local company provides businesses with a full set of tools for resolving such problems. It includes protection from automatic exchange of tax information, account data and assets under CRS.
SORP’s bundled solutions for doing international business from the UAE
Analysis of legitimate methods of international tax planning based on successful cases that offer you optimal solutions to do business in a tax-free, highly profitable manner.
SORP Group’s corporate lawyers, and our strategic partnerships with the best lawyers in the UAE and around the world, provide superb legal support for your business.
Rent an office or a flexi desk in our 5000 sq. meters of prime office space. Get a prestigious address, help with licensing and space for staff if you want.
Individual solutions to improve tax optimization schemes based on the UAE law make international business function more efficiently and enhance your returns
Gettingtax resident status
Getting a tax domicile certificate protects from exchange of tax data under CRS, using double taxation treaties concluded with a number of countries
Proof of doing business activities at the place where your company is registered, evidence of a control and management center, and UAE tax residency of your operations
Success factors for licensed investment activities in the UAE
Both local investing in the UAE as well as investing abroad deliver additional benefits and significantly minimize the tax base of those with whom you have dealings
Holdings and consortiums
You can form an investment corporate structure that conceals the beneficiary, protects from automatic exchange of tax information under CRS, and ensures the free movement of capital between your own foreign business projects
The country's authority in the eyes of the international community allows companies registered in its territory to enjoy the confidence of financial institutions, international partners and contractors
In addition to the undeniable advantages that a tax domicile certificate provides in the form of protection from automatic exchange of tax information, resident status will allow you to take advantage of double taxation agreements and investment protection
Guarantee of protection and stability
The state ensured the security of investors' assets and low transaction costs, the absence of inflation and currency controls, and created transparent legislation that guarantees economic, political, banking and financial stability in the country
The UAE government declared the right to free movement of capital and the complete absence of restrictions on the volume of bank transactions and payments in the national currency, making the country the most attractive settlement center for international transactions
The global community does not consider the UAE to be a "gray” offshore zone with dubious tax practices. It is not included in any OECD or FATF black or gray list, has joined the standard on automatic exchange of tax information (CRS) and enjoys full trust and recognition from major international institutions.
SORP’s experience drives out innovative solutions for complex business problems
SORP offers comprehensive support for acquired companies and their shareholders: from licensing, maintaining Bank accounts to obtaining the status of a tax resident of the country
Your requirements are unique. That is why we treat every business individually to tailor the right services to achieve your priorities.
15 years of successful work
We have helped thousands of clients acquire, build and develop businesses in the UAE
Assistance in choosing a bank that is suitable for your purposes, support with bank accounts opening and passing KYC procedures (know your customer).
Apply new opportunitiesfor investment business from the UAE
SORP will help you build an optimal business structure using legal mechanisms to conceal the ultimate beneficiary, as well as ensure efficient business practices in the UAE and in the international arena.
Take the first step today towards creating a successful business.