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Taxes Covered

(1) This Convention shall apply to taxes on income, imposed on behalf of a Contracting State or its local authorities, irrespective of the manner in which they are levied.

(2) There shall be regarded as taxes on income, all taxes imposed on the total income, or on the items of income, including taxes on gains from the alienation of immovable property, taxes on the total amount of salaries paid by enterprises as well as taxes on capital appreciation.

(3) The existing taxes to which this Convention shall apply, in particular are:

  • (a) In UAE:
    • (i) income tax;
    • (ii) corporation tax (companies);
  • (hereinafter referred to as UAE tax);
  • (b) In SAR:
    • (i) income tax that covers commercial, non-commercial (freelance jobs) and industrial profits as well as car revenues;
    • (ii) non-resident tax;
    • (iii) tax on salaries and wages;
    • (iv) tax on revenues of working capital;
    • (v) tax on real estate rent;

(4) This Convention shall apply to taxes of an identical or substantially similar nature that are imposed after the date of signing this Convention in addition to, or instead of, the existing taxes. The competent authorities of the Contracting States shall, on a timely basis, notify each other about any significant changes introduced in their respective tax laws.