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Cragus Group tax update 11 July 2017
Egyptian Tax Law Amendments.

Cragus Group tax update 11 July 2017
GCC VAT Framework – English summary.

Former Tax Director joins Cragus leadership team
Press release February 2017
... delighted to welcome ... Mariel Yard...

The GCC Tax Evolving Landscape
August 2016, Euromoney's Guide to the World's Leading Tax Advisers
"What is certain… is there is a strong momentum to derive additional revenues from the private sector". Reggie Mezu

The Cragus Group expands tax leadership team
Press release April 2016
... delighted to welcome ... Mr Abdelhamid Attalla...

Cragus Group tax update 27 September 2015
Virtual Service Permanent Establishments – Kuwait, developments.

Cragus Group tax update 16 September 2015
Virtual Service Permanent Establishments – Saudi Arabia, developments.

Could drop in crude oil prices mean changes to GCC tax regime?
International Tax Review, 13 January 2015
"... such as Dubai who have already sought to diminish their reliance [...] others [...] may not be in such a rush to do so," said Dominic Treays...

Transfer Pricing leader amongst "World's Leading"
November 2013, Press release regarding Expert Guides
... Matthew Moriarty has been nominated.

Cragus Group email newsletter August 2013
Saudi permits DTA WHT rates in advance; Kuwait culls expats; Egypt unifies tax; Abu Dhabi financial FTZ...

Cragus Group email newsletter February 2013
DIFC intros Not-For-Profits; Saudi escalates nationalization; FATCA; GCC & new UN TP manual...

Cragus Group email newsletter October 2012
DFSA aligns to OECD; Oman enforces tax; Cragus wins...

M&A transfer pricing in the GCC
Sector Spotlight - 2012, ACQUISITION INTERNATIONAL
"... Islamic financial transactions are not well understood by tax authorities outside of the GCC". Matthew Moriarty

Cragus Group email newsletter April 2012
UAE intro fees; VAT Exemption in Kenya; Mozambique amends corporate tax; Qatar weighs VAT...

Cragus Group email newsletter December 2011
Proposal for 'Gulf Union'; No New Taxes in 2012 for UAE; WTO update...

Cragus Group email newsletter July 2011
Afghanistan & US clash on tax; Nestlé exerts independence in KSA; Qatar resists monopolies...

Cragus Group email newsletter March 2011
GCC tax updates; Sanctions; US adds 2% tax reports UAE...

Cragus Group email newsletter November 2010
QFC tax laws; UAE tax treaty updates; Jordan seeks...

ICA & Cragus complete Investment Promotion project in Iraq
Press release July 2010
... to strengthen the FDI capacities of both the PICs and the NIC of Iraq.

Cragus Group email newsletter June 2010
GCC & EU trade talks; VAT in GCC; BP spill & Investment Policy...

Cragus Group email newsletter February 2010
Oman 12% corp tax; Qatar & Egypt / withholding tax; Afghanistan confusion...

Cragus Group email newsletter September 2009
Part-timers reviewed; Qatar continues DTAs; IFA recognizes UAE...

West Africa: inbound investment
Cragus Group summary, August 2009

Cragus Group email newsletter July 2009
Qatar/Oman/Iraq/Seychelles tax changes; Iran - sanctions quandary...

Qatar / chapter
Global Tax Guide, BNA June 2009
Contributor: Reggie Mezu

United Arab Emirates / chapter
Global Tax Guide, BNA June 2009
Contributor: Reggie Mezu

Saudi Arabia / chapter
Global Tax Guide, BNA June 2009
Contributor: Reggie Mezu

Middle East overview
Global Tax Guide, BNA June 2009 Contributor: Reggie Mezu

Nigeria / chapter
Global Tax Guide, BNA June 2009
Contributor: Reggie Mezu

The Cragus Group is ranked as a leading transactional firm
Survey feature - April 2009, International Tax Review

Cragus Group email newsletter March 2009
No VAT in UAE; Obama picks new tax nominee; Cragus new addition...

The Cragus Group adds to tax leadership team
Press release March 2009
... delighted to welcome their latest addition to the team - Catherine Le Bourgeois...

GCC brand, cohesion and a move towards a common currency
Tax Planning International Review, BNA January 2009
... and provide more options in widening the global market place. Reggie Mezu & Gemma Eagle

Tax leaders amongst "World's Leading"
December 2008, Press release regarding Expert Guides
... Cragus the firm with the most practitioners nominated in the region.

Cragus Group email newsletter December 2008

Recognised by Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC
International Tax Review's World Tax 2009, as published in September 2008

Cragus Group email newsletter September 2008

Tax Planning International: Special Report (Dubai)
BNA Report - June 2008, Offshore Tax Planning 2008
... of understanding with other countries for exchange of information. Reggie Mezu

Cragus Group email newsletter June 2008

The Cragus Group is ranked as a leading transactional firm
Survey feature - March 2008, International Tax Review

The Cragus Group hires Tax Manager from Ernst & Young
Press release February 2008, www.taxgrotto.com
Sanna Jaalinoja has joined... previous role in the Finnish Tax Administration...

Cragus Group email newsletter February 2008

The Cragus Group hires Regional Tax Manager from Shell
Press release September / October 2007, www.taxgrotto.com
..Reggie Mezu..will be joining the Group.

Recognised by Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC
International Tax Review's World Tax 2008, as published in September 2007

Fiscal cloud looms over Gulf expats
World news . 29 June 2007 03:00, Financial Times
... Dominic Treays of the Cragus Group, a tax consultancy, says the Bahraini tax - which has sparked protests in the island - is reasonable and progressive.

Recognised by Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC
International Tax Review's World Tax 2007, as published in September 2006

Why Saudi Arabia is expanding its treaty network
International Updates - April 2006, International Tax Review
... seeking to take advantage of the country's broadening tax treaty network. Mark Stevens

India is central to meaning of "resident" in the Gulf
International Updates - March 2006, International Tax Review
... tax treaty as to who will be eligible for the benefits of the tax treaty. Mark Stevens

The application of tax treaties in GCC low-tax jurisdictions
International Updates - December 2005 / January 2006, International Tax Review ... create "special provisions in the Convention" at the time treaties are drafted. Mark Stevens

Tax evolution in the Arabian Gulf
International Updates - November 2005, International Tax Review ... revenue, which is otherwise dominated by income from volatile oil prices. Mark Stevens

The benefits of Dubai's tax treaties
International Updates - October 2005, International Tax Review ... application of the UAE tax treaty network will take on an increasing momentum. Mark Stevens

The evolving tax value proposition of Dubai
International Updates - September 2005, International Tax Review ... captive financing, intellectual property and investment holding companies. Mark Stevens

UAE considers introducing value-added tax
News - September 2005, International Tax Review ... But Mark Stevens, managing director of a tax consulting firm in Dubai, said that it could be a good idea in the long term. ... more

Issues in corruption
Features - July 2001, Al Khalij and Gulf News ... The resulting synergy would definitely be positive. Abdullah Sharafi

Dubai makes a bid for e-business
Features - December 2000 / January 2001, International Tax Review Robert Peake, Dubai, explains why. Substantial inward investment taking place in a sensible and efficient tax system makes Dubai Internet ... more

Saudi Arabia plays safe on reform
Cover Story - June 2000, International Tax Review ... But if others in the region follow its example, more of the same is the only sure thing. Bob Peake

The UAE stocks, what is moving it? Where will it go next?
Features - July 1998, Al Bayan ... about their exposure in the stock market whenever such a phenomenon occurs. Abdullah Sharafi

UK / German Tax Treaty, A Practical Guide
by Robert Peake, Manfred Burkert - Kluwer Law International, published Oct 1995

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