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Value Added Tax (VAT) in the GCC alerts

Keep up-to-date with the Gulf’s VAT news

The Indirect Tax team provides updates on a regular basis regarding the implementation of Value Added Tax (VAT) in the Gulf region.

Here are some of our alerts:

February 1, 2018

Conditions for Tax Representatives of a non-resident person in the Kingdom

February 1, 2018

Updates for non-established businesses in KSA

January 24, 2018

UAE has been removed from the EU’s ‘tax haven’ blacklist

January 24, 2018

KSA issues updated information on VAT Implementing Regulations

January 18, 2018

UAE FTA defers the first VAT return filing period

January 14, 2018

KSA has amended some of the VAT Regulations and issued the mechanism of the private educational sector

January 10, 2018

KSA issues new guides on the transportation sector and transitional provisions

January 10, 2018

The UAE announces the list of VAT Designated Zones and Zero-rated Medicines

January 7, 2018

VAT on KSA finance leases

January 4, 2018

VAT and imported goods in the UAE

January 4, 2018

The outstanding VAT Cabinet Decisions in the UAE

January 3, 2018

UAE and KSA launch a VAT Taxpayer Lookup

December 19, 2017

Contracts silent on VAT - Action required in the UAE before 1 January 2018

December 13, 2017

The UAE and KSA have published VAT industry guides to help businesses best prepare

December 10, 2017

The UAE Federal Tax Authority published two summary documents on VAT implementation  

December 7, 2017

The UAE Federal Tax Authority announces the VAT treatment of selected industries

November 28, 2017:

The UAE has published its final VAT executive regulations

October 8, 2017:

The UAE VAT registration is now open

September 28, 2017:

The UAE has issued its Excise Tax Regulations

September 27, 2017:

The UAE Excise Tax Law will be effective from 1 October 2017

August 29, 2017:

The KSA has published its final VAT Implementing Regulations

August 27, 2017:

The UAE has released the its domestic VAT Law and FTA website

August 21, 2017:

The UAE has released the domestic Excise Tax Law

August 15, 2017:

KSA VAT Registration

August 8, 2017:

Amendments to the Saudi Tax Laws

August 1, 2017:

The UAE has released the text of the Federal Tax Procedures Law

July 28, 2017:

KSA has published its final VAT law

July 19, 2017

KSA has published its VAT Draft Implementing Regulations

July 9, 2017:

The UAE MOF has updated the details of the VAT FAQ on their website

July 6, 2017:

KSA has launched the VAT pre-registration process

June 22, 2017:

KSA has published new user manuals with regards to the Excise Tax registration

June 10, 2017 :

KSA has announced the implementation of the Excise Tax Law 

June 6, 2017 :

KSA has published the Implementing Regulations for the Excise Tax Law

May 29, 2017:

KSA issues Draft VAT Law

May 26, 2017:

KSA issues Excise Tax Law

May 7, 2017:

The Cabinet of Qatar approves a draft law on VAT and income tax

April 23, 2017:

Kuwait Ministry of Finance published the draft law on Excise Tax

April 23, 2017:

KSA has published the text of the VAT and Excise Treaties

April 17, 2017:

KSA excise law approved by Shurah council

April 13, 2017:

KSA Ministry of Finance published new VAT information

March 23, 2017:

UAE Ministry of Finance launches VAT and Excise awareness sessions    

March 16, 2017:

UAE Federal National Council approves the Federal Tax Procedures law

March 8, 2017:

KSA draft excise duty legislation released

February 15, 2017:

GCC countries signed VAT agreement

January 29, 2017:

KSA Increases customs duty rate on highly consumed products and GCC applies unified customs tariff

November 11, 2016:

Oman announces the introduction of VAT by 1 January 2018

October 24, 2016:

UAE announces establishment of the Federal Tax Authority under Federal Law

May 3, 2016:                                                      

UAE Ministry of Finance publishes new VAT information 



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