World VAT/GST News - April 2019

Qatar

Qatar is now expected to be the fourth Arab Gulf state to introduce VAT at 5% from January 2020, this follows Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain.

Qatar is part of the UAE Gulf Cooperation Council (“GCC”) consisting of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, and Oman. All of these countries had originally agreed to implement a harmonised VAT regime by 2018, however, only the UAE and Saudi Arabia managed to implement a VAT system by this deadline, with Bahrain following in 2019.

The above information was kindly provided by Fiscal Solutions (UK), www.fiscalsolutions.co.uk; contact: contact@fiscalsolutions.co.uk.

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IVA Meeting with the Portuguese Tax Authorities

The International VAT Association (IVA), represented by its President, Stephen Dale, and Board Member, Fátima Gouveia, met with the representatives of the Portuguese Secretary of State for Tax Affairs and of the Portuguese VAT Authority on the 9th of July 2019, in Lisbon. The IVA thanked the authorities for meeting with us at short notice.

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