5 Top Tax Consultants in Dubai
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5 Top Tax Consultants in Dubai

Handling taxes with the ever-changing laws and requirements can be difficult and time-consuming. Having a reliable and competent tax consultant to guide you can help make the whole process simpler and easier. 

It’s a good thing we have a lot of great tax consultants in Dubai that you can check out. In this article, we listed our top picks of tax consultants in the city. 

We also answer some common questions regarding the price of services and what to consider when choosing a tax consultant. 

How much does hiring a tax consultant cost in Dubai? 

There is no set price for hiring a tax consultant because it will depend on the service provider you choose and the complexity of your situation. 

Still, to give you a ballpark amount, the price of a consultation can range from 500 AED to 1700 AED. This is just a guide and the final price will still depend on your agreement with the tax consultant. 

5 Best Tax Consultants in Dubai

We assessed the following tax consultants based on these criteria: 

Accessibility– Dealing with taxes can be difficult in itself, so having good communication and access to your service provider can be a huge help.  
• Operating Hours– We checked their operating hours so you don’t have to.  
• Available communication channels– We looked into the number of available channels to communicate with them and their responsiveness.

Expertise– Of course, we also included tax consultants with extensive experience under their belts and can provide quality service. 
• Years of Practice- We looked at how long they’ve been at the business. 
• Track Record- We also checked their previous work experience and whether or not they’re consistent and effective. 

Professionalism- Of course their attitude and efficiency are just as important as the quality of their work. So, we included tax consultants that are professional at all times in all regards.

Client Satisfaction- We also assessed the feedback of their previous clients and customers. This gives us insight into the client experience and helps us assess if they’re the service providers for us.

1. MNV Associates

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WEBSITEhttps://www.mnvassociates.com/
ADDRESS30 & 31 Floor, Single Business Tower PO Box: 124373 Dubai, UAE, Dubai, UAE
CONTACT DETAILS+971 52 375 0920
OPERATING HOURSSunday - Thursday (9:00AM-5:00PM)

Friday - Saturday Closed

1. ACCESSIBILITY★★★★☆ (4/5)
        1.1 Operating hours★★★☆☆ (3/5)
        1.2 Available communication   channels★★★★★ (5/5)
2. EXPERTISE★★★★★ (5/5)
        2.1 Years of practice★★★★★ (5/5)
        2.2 Track record★★★★★ (5/5)
3. PROFESSIONALISM★★★★★ (5/5)
4. CLIENT SATISFACTION★★★★★ (5/5)

MNV Associates has over 30 years of collective experience in accounting, bookkeeping, VAT, and tax management. Their extensive experience must be why they have a reputation as a strong tax consultancy firm. 

In their own words, what they do best is prepare a personalized portfolio and tailor-fit solution to possible problems business owners face with their financial activities. 

Since they started, they have collaborated with both foreign and local businesses for their accounting and tax needs, building their own loyal client base. 

One of their specializations is tax consulting for different kinds of enterprises, companies, and even private individuals. They’re the place to go to for help with meeting FTA cut-offs and other tax-related processes. 

They give you a tax accountant to give guidance on regulatory compliance requirements and save tax liabilities. Specifically, they can help you with the following: 

  • TAX Agent Services
  • Tax Filing
  • Tax Returns
  • Excise Tax
  • Excise Tax Registration
  • Excise Impact Study and Implementation
  • Excise Returns Filing
  • Excise Consultation
  • Tax Domicile Certificate

What we personally liked most about MNV Associates is that they offer a free initial consultation. From there, they assessed our situation and gave us a detailed tax plan. 

Aside from tax consulting, they also offer accounting & bookkeeping, audit & assurance, CFO services, VAT services, company liquidation and M&A consulting. So they’re a one-stop shop for all your business needs. 

Based on our experience, they’re very responsive via email and on Whatsapp. Do note, however, that they’re closed on Fridays and Saturdays if you do decide to book an appointment with them. 

Pros

  • 30 years of collective experience
  • Tailor-fit tax solutions
  • Free first consultation
  • Wide range of services

Cons

  • Closed on Fridays and Saturdays
  • Inactive on social media

Client Reviews: 

Took my business plan to the next level 

Excellent accountants for new startups. I have been consulting various firms in Dubai and MNV Associates been good as any other. They helped me with tax planning and consultancy and really took my business plan to the next level. -Aviella D’Souza

Very professional and always gives clear advice

MNV offered us the best advice in relation to our accounts. The team are very professional, and always give clear advice and guidance in a prompt and efficient manner. -Raghunath Menon

2. KBA Accounting and Bookkeeping Services

KBA Accounting and Bookkeeping Services's Homepage
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WEBSITEhttps://www.kbame.com/
ADDRESSOffice 801, API World TowerSheikh Zayed RoadP.O. Box: 120802, Dubai, UAE
CONTACT DETAILST +971 4 396 2233

M +971 55 618 2580

OPERATING HOURSMonday-Saturday (8AM-6PM)

Closed on Sundays

1. ACCESSIBILITY★★★★☆ (4/5)
        1.1 Operating hours★★★★☆ (4/5)
        1.2 Available communication   channels★★★★☆ (4/5)
2. EXPERTISE★★★★★ (5/5)
        2.1 Years of practice★★★★★ (5/5)
        2.2 Track record★★★★★ (5/5)
3. PROFESSIONALISM★★★★★ (5/5)
4. CLIENT SATISFACTION★★★★★ (5/5)

KBA Services was established in 2010, so they’ve been in the tax consultancy business for quite some time already. We included them in this list because of their established clientele, multiple awards, and impressive track record. 

We took a peek at their credentials and were interested to see that they’ve won Tax Consultancy of the Year for 2020 from MEA markets. They also won several awards in accounting and bookkeeping.

These awards are also coupled by positive feedback from their clients. Based on our experience and poll of their previous clients, they’re very professional, trustworthy, responsive, and competent. 

One of their specializations as a firm is tax consultations: they’re even an FTA-approved and registered consultancy. They can assist with all kinds of tax reviews, tax risk management, and tax advisory for corporations and individuals. 

We like that they offer a fixed price structure for their clients, so you know exactly what to expect. They even have a free first consultation, so make sure to take advantage of that.

Aside from that, we also liked that they have a wide range of services. They also offer accounting & bookkeeping, VAT consultancy, outsourcing and recruitment, CFO services, and internal audit. 

As you can see, they offer more than just accounting services.  They even have business consultancy and advisory, as well as financial advisors. 

We’re also impressed that they’re affiliated and accredited by the following, building up their credibility further: 

  • Ministry of Finance
  • Federal Tax Authority
  • Chamber of Commerce
  • 37 Free Zones operating in UAE

They have experience with both the USA and UAE markets, which makes us think that they have a very global approach. This is great news, especially if you have a multinational business. 

A downside is that their site is a bit cluttered, making it difficult to look through their services. Fortunately, they’re very responsive on Whatsapp in our experience, so you can inquire there for further questions. 

Pros

  • Closes early
  • Closed on Sundays
  • Site is a bit cluttered

Cons

  • Multiple awards
  • Extensive experience
  • Fixed price structure
  • Free first consultation
  • Wide range of services
  • Experienced in USA and UAE market

Client Reviews: 

I can only be thankful to the team, specifically for their professionalism, diligence, flexibility, and patience

KBA team has added much value to our business since we initiated collaboration in September 2018, providing us with bookkeeping, accounting, and tax advisory services. We were a new start-up in the Dubai free zone and had to surf through many difficulties together throughout the journey from no books or proper records to an organized system of financials reporting on monthly basis, and VAT submission on quarterly basis. I can only be thankful to the team, specifically for their professionalism, diligence, flexibility, and patience. I am happy with the services I am receiving from KBA and would highly recommend the company as a strong and trusted Bookkeeping and Accounting partner. -Sami Sibai

Team of highly experienced and dedicated professionals

I would recommend KBA for all kinds of business services. They are a team of highly experienced and dedicated professionals with excellent work culture. From their website I received fast responses for all my queries. They are the Award winners and provide best Accounting services as well as VAT Services and they are FTA Certified Tax Agents. Thanks to the whole Team KBA. Well Done! -CP Systems 

3.Emirates Chartered Accountants Group

Emirates Chartered Accountants Group's Homepage
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WEBSITEhttps://www.emiratesca.com/
ADDRESS503, Wasl Business Central, Near City Centre - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
CONTACT DETAILS+971 4 250 0290
OPERATING HOURSMonday to Friday (8AM-5PM)

Closed on weekends

1. ACCESSIBILITY★★★★☆ (4/5)
        1.1 Operating hours★★★☆☆ (3/5)
        1.2 Available communication   channels★★★★★ (5/5)
2. EXPERTISE★★★★★ (5/5)
        2.1 Years of practice★★★★★ (5/5)
        2.2 Track record★★★★★ (5/5)
3. PROFESSIONALISM★★★★★ (5/5)
4. CLIENT SATISFACTION★★★★★ (5/5)

Emirates Chartered Accountants Group has over 15 years of experience and have served more than 5000 customers. They have a broad range of services but they also specialize in taxation. 

In particular, they can assist with the following services: 

  • VAT consultancy services
  • Tax agent services (they’re all FTA approved)
  • Tax audit services
  • Excise tax services
  • Corporate tax in the UAE
  • International taxation. 

What sets them apart from other firms  is their extensive knowledge and services in international taxation. So if your case is complex and involves tax issues in other countries, they’re a good fit for you. 

They also have a wide range of services available aside from taxation. In particular, they can help you with the following: 

  • Audit & Assurance Services 
  • Business Advisory Services
  • Accounting & Bookkeeping 
  • Company Set Up 
  • Digital Transformation Solutions 

We were pleasantly surprised that with all these services, they also hold webinars about tax and auditing. So if you need training for your company, you can also hire their services. 

Based on our experience with them, we were impressed with their professionalism, and efficiency. We don’t seem to be the only ones who think so, most of their previous clients also mention how they liked their services and approachability. 

However, since they’re a big company with a lot of clients, it might take some time before they get back to you. So that’s a possible downside with this firm. 

Pros

  • Extensive experience
  • Wide range of services
  • Holds webinars
  • Experienced in international taxation

Cons

  • Possible waiting time because they’re a busy company
  • Closed on weekends
  • No free initial consultation

Client Reviews: 

Exceptional expertise

I highly recommend Emirates Chartered Accountants Group. Their services are super professional and timely.  Ajil Vargheses has exceptional expertise in UAE and other Arab countries taxation systems and he has been of great help on many fronts. Keep up the excellent work and I look forward to an ongoing business collaboration. -Donna A. Jishy

One of the best auditing and tax agency firms

Emirates chartered accountants group is one of the best auditing and tax agency firms in UAE. Their services are of very high quality. I strongly recommend their services to other businesses. -Shaji

4. Taxman Tax Consultancy

Accounts Dubai's Homepage
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WEBSITEhttp://taxmangulf.com/
ADDRESSFrance Cluster, International City Office No. 1, R-28 - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
CONTACT DETAILS00971-585-TAXMAN

00971-585-829626

OPERATING HOURSMonday to Saturday (9 AM-9PM)

Closed on Sunday

1. ACCESSIBILITY★★★★☆ (4/5)
        1.1 Operating hours★★★★☆ (4/5)
        1.2 Available communication   channels★★★★☆ (4/5)
2. EXPERTISE★★★★☆ (4/5)
        2.1 Years of practice★★★☆☆ (3/5)
        2.2 Track record★★★★★ (5/5)
3. PROFESSIONALISM★★★★★ (5/5)
4. CLIENT SATISFACTION★★★★★ (5/5)

This firm started in India in 2013, making them one of the younger ones in this lot. Still, we included them because of their consistent track record and established clients. 

Now they specialize in VAT accounting and tax consultancy. For VAT, they can provide assistance with the following specific services: 

  • VAT Registration & Return Filling
  • VAT tax formulae implementation in various ERP’s
  • VAT report generation on monthly basis
  • VAT-related transactional advisory services
  • Ensure that you comply with all VAT requisites
  • Address industry-specific VAT-related queries

In their own words, they are a network that tries to bring you the best possible guidance with experienced tax preparations. Although based on our observation, they are mostly focused on VAT, so if you have a different case, it might be best to look elsewhere. 

As for the customer experience, based on our experience and our poll of their previous customers, they are very cooperative and helpful. It’s easy to work with them. 

What we like personally is their client-centered approach to everything. They are even available 24/7 for inquiries. 

They also offer more than just tax consulting. They also do maintenance of books & accounts, business advisory & consulting, ERP solutions, and account supervision services. 

Unlike the other firms in this list, however,  they have a limited range of services. So that’s something to consider with this service provider. 

We also wish they had more information on their website because it was a bit too simple for our taste. It’s a good thing they’re very responsive through their communication channels and on social media. 

Pros

  • Good track record
  • Established clientele
  • Active on social media
  • Responsive

Cons

  • Mostly just focused on VAT
  • Limited range of services compared to competitors
  • Younger compared to competitors

Client Reviews: 

Very good performance

Very good performance in work and good and nice staff. Happy to join this consultancy. I hope all is well for your future. -Sukhjinder Riar

Beyond my expectations

The work offered by Taxman is quite impressive and beyond my expectations, Very supportive team with professional  experience.  I Personally  recommend  everyone to consult  Taxman Tax Consultancy  for any type of Vat Advice. -Manjinder Singh

5. Accounts Dubai

Accounts Dubai's Homepage
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WEBSITEhttps://accountsdubai.com/
ADDRESSBin Thani - Building - Office Number 238 - 63 32 A St - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
CONTACT DETAILS+971 4 234 1555
OPERATING HOURSMonday-Sunday (8AM-6PM)

Closed on Friday

1. ACCESSIBILITY★★★★☆ (4/5)
        1.1 Operating hours★★★★☆ (4/5)
        1.2 Available communication   channels★★★★☆ (4/5)
2. EXPERTISE★★★★☆ (4/5)
        2.1 Years of practice★★★☆☆ (3/5)
        2.2 Track record★★★★★ (5/5)
3. PROFESSIONALISM★★★★★ (5/5)
4. CLIENT SATISFACTION★★★★★ (5/5)

Accounts Dubai is a full-service tax audit and accounting firm. In their own words, they are “on top of the fiscal tree where VAT apps and support systems are concerned.” 

We liked that they are a very responsible law firm with accountability and efficiency as their utmost priority. 

One of their specializations is tax processing. Specifically, they can help with the following services: 

  • VAT Implementation
  • VAT Registration
  • VAT Return Filing Service
  • VAT De-registration
  • Managing correspondence by reviewing certain governmental notices
  • Guidance on VAT obligations, important deadlines and possible repercussions
  • Periodic data handling and management
  • Delivering reports on VAT processing and filing
  • Tax Audit

As you can see, they have a wide range of tax related processes available. What we love about them the most is how they have modernized normal tax processes, enabling us to have accounting solutions with just a few clicks and taps. 

We don’t seem to be the only ones who think so, a lot of their previous clients also mention this and applaud their vast knowledge with all things tax related as well as their professionalism. 

Aside from tax consultations, they also offer accounting services and audit & assurance services. We noticed that they have a less extensive range of services compared to competitors. 

So if your case in particular is intricate and needs additional support, it might be best to look into other firms. 

We also liked their cost-effective and clear cut pricing. Check out their prices below: 

PackagesFixed rate MonthlyNumber of transactions
Basic Services Package1000 AED500 transactions
Value Service Package1500 AED1000 transactions
Premium Package2000 AEDCustom
VAT only750 AEDCustom

Pros

  • Clear-cut pricing and packages
  • Vast knowledge
  • Professional
  • Prioritizes accountability as a firm

Cons

  • Closed on Fridays
  • Mostly focused on VAT
  • Less extensive range of other services aside from tax consultations

Client Reviews: 

Vibrant and enthusiastic leadership

One of my friend’s companies is using Accounts Dubai accounting services and is highly recommended for SMEs . I met Gulzar & his team for their product presentation. A young team with vibrant and enthusiastic leadership keeps Accounts Dubai stay different compared to their competitors. Modernized IT infrastructure enables Accounts Dubai to provide one touch accounting solutions to their valued customers online or offline. Prompt follow up shows their interest and readiness to work together as a business partner to achieve business objectives and to comply with local audit/tax regulations. -Naveen Jerson

Very knowledgeable about all aspects of tax

Accounts Dubai is a top notch advisory firm. Their staff is very professional and very knowledgeable about all aspects of tax, especially VAT. They know how to apply their expertise in a practical and result oriented way. Their input and direction was instrumental in obtaining our objective for the vat implementation in a timely manner. -Bruno Kim

Tips For Choosing The Best Tax Consultant 

With a myriad of choices, it might be difficult to know exactly where to go for tax consultations. So, we came up with a guide to help make the process simpler. 

  1. Determine what you need. 

The first step is to ascertain what exactly you need help with. These tax consultancy firms often have a wide range of services so it’s important to know which of their services you’ll be needing. 

If you’re a new business with no idea where to start, some of these firms offer their initial consultations free, so make sure to take advantage of that. 

From your first consultation, they’ll know what professional help you need that fits your requirements and budget. 

  1. Check out the range of services. 

Since every case is different, especially for businesses that need additional support, it’s best to go for a tax consultancy firm that offers a wide range of accounting and book-keeping services. This will ensure that the whole process will be a lot more convenient for you. 

  1. Ask for a quotation. 

Prices will depend on which firm you’ll choose. You can usually consult with them for a free quotation of the services you’ll need from them. 

From there, you can assess which ones fit your budget. 

  1. Look at reviews and referrals. 

Handling taxes can be a stressful matter so having a firm that’s easy to work with and efficient can save you a lot of stress. Reviews and referrals can give you valuable insight on the efficiency, customer experience, and attitude of the tax consultancy firms. 

FAQs about Tax Consultants


With tax laws changing a lot, it’s best to consult with a tax consultant to help you with all your taxation needs. We hope our guide helped you determine which tax consultant firm to go check out in Dubai. 

Did we miss out on any other good tax consultancy firms in the city? Make sure to reach out to us and tell us about your experience. 

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