Is my law firm required to register for VAT in the UAE?
Any law firm in the UAE with an annual turnover of AED 375,000 or above is liable to register for VAT. These firms are also required to charge VAT on the legal services they provide to their clients. But VAT is not applicable on the salary paid to the lawyers working for a law company.
International law firms that provide taxable legal services or conduct business transactions in the UAE are required to register for VAT, irrespective of their turnover.