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UAE Adapts Economic Substance Rules To COVID-19

by Lorys Charalambous, Tax-News.com, Cyprus

Thursday, June 25, 2020

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Saudi Arabia To Treble VAT Rate To 15pc In Response To COVID-19

by Lorys Charalambous, Tax-News.com, Cyprus

Friday, May 15, 2020

Saudi Arabia has announced its decision to increase its headline value-added tax rate to 15 percent from five percent, in a surprise break from the Gulf Cooperation Council's harmonized value-added tax framework.Read Full Story


COVID-19: UAE Extends VAT Deadline From April To May 2020

by Lorys Charalambous, Tax-News.com, Cyprus

Friday, May 1, 2020

The United Arab Emirates' Federal Tax Authority has announced changes to value-added tax filing and payment deadlines, for tax periods that ended on March 31.Read Full Story


UAE Simplifies VAT Refunds For Home Owners

by Lorys Charalambous, Tax-News.com, Cyprus

Thursday, February 6, 2020

The United Arab Emirates' Federal Tax Authority has announced the launch of a new service on its website to simplify the process for taxpayers of recovering value-added tax incurred in building their own new homes.Read Full Story


Netherlands Adds To Tax Blacklist

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Barbados and Turkmenistan have been added to the Netherlands' list of low-tax jurisdictions for the purposes of enforcing certain anti-tax avoidance rules, the Dutch Ministry of Finance announced on December 30, 2019. Read Full Story


UAE Expands Scope Of Excise Duty Regime

by Mary Swire, Tax-News.com, Hong Kong

Friday, December 6, 2019

The United Arab Emirates's amended excise tax regime entered into force on December 1, and now covers sweetened drinks and electronic smoking devices and liquids.Read Full Story














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