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Granting equity in 

the 

UAE

 

Get to know everything about your taxation and reporting obligations in 

the 

UAE

Introduction

⚠️  The tax information below is an extremely brief summary for standard situations of the referred relationship, and each situation may of course be different from the norm and have its own specificities. ⚠️

A more comprehensive set of information for this country and work relationship is available on Easop.

If you’re looking for more detailed information in this country (or if you are just curious about our global compliance offering and pricing), get in touch with us and we’ll tell you more about it! 💡

Regular employee

Employee via EoR

Contractor

✅ You can offer Non-qualified Stock Options (NSO) to contractors in the United Arab Emirates.

Note that granting stock options to contractors could increase the misclassification risk (i.e. the contractor relationship being requalified as an employer-employee relationship, with all tax consequences that can go with it). This will never be the only factor though, what counts primarily for determining the degree of misclassification risk are factors relating to the modalities of the services performed (control over the contractor’s work, exclusivity, term of the services, etc.).

In a nutshell, what does taxation look like?

Generally, taxation is not always clear for contractors, as stock options have been initially regulated for employees only, and it depends on the legal form chosen by the contractor to perform its activities. It’s recommended that the grantee consults a tax advisor at each step of the stock options timeline. However, it seems to be pretty straightforward for now:

  • At grant 👉 There should be no taxation.

  • At exercise 👉 There should be no taxation.

  • At sale 👉 There should be no taxation.

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