Dubai: With the forthcoming implementation of value-added tax (VAT) in the UAE and across the region, companies are going to face a huge talent crunch next year, according to recruitment specialists.Businesses in the UAE are gearing up for the collection of VAT in 2018. It was earlier forecast that the next tax policy will generate thousands of new vacancies for finance professionals. Source: UAE firms face hiring crunch as VAT implementation nears | GulfNews.com
According to surveys not many businesses have an adequate accounting systems to deal with VAT. Besides that lots of businesses lack the VAT knowledge of how a VAT works. Investments and training are needed to be ready in time.
To get VAT ready the following actions should be considered.
- Assess the business impacts
- Amend IT systems and business processes to the new situation forecasted and
- Review existing contracts and set rules for new contracts