David Stevens

VAT Implementation Partner
Ernst & Young (EY)

David Stevens is the VAT Implementation Partner and Tax Partner at EY with responsibility for advising businesses and governments on the implementation of VAT in the GCC. Prior to joining EY, David was a Partner at other Big 4 professional services firms in the Middle East, Australia and Hong Kong/China. Notable is his over 20 years of experience advising global businesses and governments across the world on tax/fiscal/investment/economic/competitiveness reforms.>/p>



9:00 AM GCC VAT fundamentals: Overview of the VAT law, framework and compliance requirements

The introduction of VAT is a landmark event for the region and marks the true beginning of VAT implementation across the GCC. The new tax policy’s go-live date is only less than a few months away and yet many questions still hang in the air. This session aims to give an overview of the VAT law, framework and compliance requirements.
What this session will cover:
  • Outline the VAT law and framework that is going to be implemented within the GCC
  • Analyse key features of the GCC VAT framework
  • Understand what is VAT applicable and understand if there are any exemptions
  • Learn the compliance requirements and considerations under VAT and recognise how to be fully compliant

9:00 AM GCC VAT fundamentals: Overview of the VAT law, framework and compliance requirements

The introduction of VAT is a landmark event for the region and marks the true beginning of VAT implementation across the GCC. The new tax policy’s go-live date is only less than a few months away and yet many questions still hang in the air. This session aims to give an overview of the VAT law, framework and compliance requirements.
What this session will cover:
  • Outline the VAT law and framework that is going to be implemented within the GCC
  • Analyse key features of the GCC VAT framework
  • Understand what is VAT applicable and understand if there are any exemptions
  • Learn the compliance requirements and considerations under VAT and recognise how to be fully compliant

9:00 AM GCC VAT fundamentals: Overview of the VAT law, framework and compliance requirements

The introduction of VAT is a landmark event for the region and marks the true beginning of VAT implementation across the GCC. The new tax policy’s go-live date is only less than a few months away and yet many questions still hang in the air. This session aims to give an overview of the VAT law, framework and compliance requirements.
What this session will cover:
  • Outline the VAT law and framework that is going to be implemented within the GCC
  • Analyse key features of the GCC VAT framework
  • Understand what is VAT applicable and understand if there are any exemptions
  • Learn the compliance requirements and considerations under VAT and recognise how to be fully compliant