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VAT In UAE Is All Set To Launch, Is Your System VAT-Ready? Sep 22, 2017

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The time is finally coming closer. 1st Jan, 2018 is just a few months away and GCC is well-prepared for the VAT launch to decrease the fiscal deficit in UAE. But the implementation of VAT in UAE companies is a hard nut to crack. You must be wondering why it is so. Here is the answer. Thompson Reuters & ACCA conducted a survey on VAT readiness of UAE companies and it has revealed some interesting facts:

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VAT is welcomed in UAE but crucial challenges are lying ahead of organizations!

A new government policy takes a lot to understand and implement, especially where monetizing aspects are included. You might have invested significantly in setting up the IT systems in your organization. The IT system such as Accounting, Point Of Sale (POS), and ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) would be most impacted by the implementation of VAT in UAE.

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Let’s take a look at some of the challenges that would come in way of implementing VAT in UAE companies.

Training a Staff for VAT compliance and enabling

You have to train your staff for the impact of VAT in every business transactions and tax calculation.

Examining a current system for VAT compliance

The taxation module of in placed ERP and accounting systems need to be checked against the accommodating VAT as one of the taxation components. If the current system is not apt for including VAT, the decision should be made regarding developing a new system or making a current system VAT compliance.

Locating hidden VAT related risks in current ERP system

Considering the VAT accommodation is possible in current ERP system, but there needs to be a rigorous audit of each and every accounts, supply chain, and finance IT system modules where money transactions are involved.

Amendments in current ERP system for VAT compliance

If the audit says that current ERP system can be transformed for VAT ability, the business needs to find out an IT Service partner to carry out the demanding amendments without affecting the workflow of the organization.

Setting up a new ERP system from scratch

If the audit result reveals that there is no point of making amendments in the current system. A new system developed from scratch would suffice the purpose and supports the future scope of the company very well. In such case, you would have to find out the right IT solution partner for drafting a cutting-edge solution that is complied with VAT, new trends, and future scalability.

The efficient implementation of VAT laws for reducing cost and improving ROI

The VAT is going to cost you for sure. And the cost would come to customers, too. In the situation where product price is going to be higher than before and the competition is huge, you have to have a system that helps you implementing VAT laws effectively in the system minimalizing the VAT implication on product price and thus by helping in the improvement of revenue generation of the business.

How can Brainvire assist you for VAT implementation in your IT systems?

o Brainvire has automatized taxation modules for various clients till now. Incorporation of new business law in the system is Brainvire’s proficiency. Let’s look at where Brainvire can assist you with the challenge: o Can provide a consultation for the mapping out VAT in the current ERP system. o Can evaluate a current system thoroughly to house VAT within the system and future scope of the system with detailed analysis and forecasts. o A substantial experience in development of ERP, Accounting, and finance domain applications in diverse industry sectors such as manufacturing, logistics, retail, media & entertainment. o Customization of present ERP system into a well automated & VAT enabled system. o Development of new ERP system from scratch with richer and futuristic modules that would completely automate the IT system of your business.

Summary

Having ERP systems and other IT systems ready before welcoming the VAT implementation is the right thing to do to strive in competition and move towards fetching more revenues. Brainvire has functioned in such areas where government’s taxation laws get changed frequently and a system needs to be customized to cope with the new laws.
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