Clare McColl

Partner, Indirect Tax
KPMG UAE

Clare McColl leads the indirect tax practice for KPMG in the UAE. Previously, she was leading the Scottish indirect tax practice in KPMG UK. Clare has over 25 years’ experience in indirect taxes and sits on the indirect tax committee forthe Institute of Chartered Accounts for Scotland. She spent 12 years with another Big 4 where she was latterly Head of Indirect Tax for Scotland and Northern Ireland. Having trained initially with the UK tax authority where she conducted VAT inspections, investigations and implemented the VAT legal and technical programme. She has led a number of international indirect tax projects delivering proactive and reactive advice. Clare has considerable breadth and depth of experience and works with a portfolio of clients across a number of sectors including FS, oil and gas, technology, manufacturing, and real estate. Clare recently worked alongside the UK tax authority to help develop policy and legislative change around VAT recovery on pensions.



1:45 PM Beyond introduction of VAT in GCC: Creating a VAT and indirect tax control framework

As in the rest of the world, VAT and other indirect taxes in the GCC are essentially based on self-assessment and expect the taxpayers to be in control of correct, accurate and timely compliance.
This session will look at GCC-tailored best practices to establish a VAT compliance, knowledge and overall management framework.
  • What are the end-to-end processes your organisation should roll out to manage your VAT affairs
  • What are the technology enablers available to GCC organisations to support the VAT control framework? Is there a “killer” system?
  • How can your organisation prepare audit defence files and a tax audit strategy
  • Learn about the power of VAT predictive data analytics for your organisation
  • What can you expect in the near and medium term future in the GCC?

3:15 PM Beyond introduction of VAT in GCC: Creating a VAT and indirect tax control framework

As in the rest of the world, VAT and other indirect taxes in the GCC are essentially based on self-assessment and expect the taxpayers to be in control of correct, accurate and timely compliance.

This session will look at GCC-tailored best practices to establish a VAT compliance, knowledge and overall management framework.
  • What are the end-to-end processes your organisation should roll out to manage your VAT affairs
  • What are the technology enablers available to GCC organisations to support the VAT control framework? Is there a “killer” system?
  • How can your organisation prepare audit defence files and a tax audit strategy
  • Learn about the power of VAT predictive data analytics for your organisation
  • What can you expect in the near and medium term future in the GCC?