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Trusha Makan

Trusha is an experienced senior associate in the Firm's Dubai office. She advises leading corporations and public entities on VAT and transaction taxes (such as real estate transaction tax).
Trusha is an emerging markets focused VAT executive. She has 11 years of experience in advisory, including a decade across Southern Africa and the Middle East, working on numerous cross-border tax transactions. Through her work advising sovereign entities, financial institutions and private investors, she has supported several IPOs, acquisitions, and the launch of next generation startups.
Trusha works across all sectors, and has deep experience in advising on indirect taxes relating to financial services, capital projects and service-based sectors. In addition to advisory work, Trusha’s focus remains on preparing clients to effectively communicate and manage tax affairs with the relevant authorities by way of tax clarification assistance, audit reviews and industry focused white-paper submissions. This allows her to effectively represent industry associations before the GCC central banks and tax authorities.

On 28 February 2024, the NBR notified taxpayers via email and an announcement on its webpage that the record retention requirement for Value-Added Tax has been extended from five to ten years. The initial five-year record retention period for the 1 January 2018 – 31 March 2018 tax period (Q1 2018) would have lapsed as of 31 March 2024, but now has been extended to 31 March 2029.