Oman plans to introduce VAT in 2019

The decision by the Supreme GCC Council to implement VAT in the six GCC countries was taken in 2016. Keep up to date with the latest news and developments for Oman as they happen with VATlive.

Oman have declared recently that it will not implement VAT until at least January 2019 despite facing further credit rating cuts with a large deficit.


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Oman 5% VAT September 2019

September 29, 2018

Oman government representatives have said that the state is looking to implement a 5% VAT regime from 1 September 2019. In 2017, it signed...

VAT causes inflation?

January 6, 2018

As the first two Gulf states, Saudi Arabia and UAE, join this week the other 160-plus countries with a VAT regime, the old objection...

Arab Gulf VAT live today

January 1, 2018

Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have today become the two latest states to impose Value Added Tax on their consumers.  From...

Oman delays VAT till 2019

 December 25, 2017

Oman has declared that it will not implement Value Added Tax until at least 2019. The delay has been proposed to allow more time...

Arab Gulf VAT update

 October 30, 2017

The six member states of the Gulf Co-operation Council agreed under the Gulf VAT Treaty this year to introduce 5% VAT as a harmonised, VAT...

Gulf ready for VAT?

May 25, 2017

As the six Arab Gulf states prepare for the launch of 5% VAT from 1 January 2018, many questions and concerns remain unaddressed. Legal...

GCC publishes VAT treaty

April 29, 2017

The Gulf Co-operation Council, which incorporates six Arab Gulf States, last week published its VAT Treaty, outlining the proposed January 2018 common VAT regime. ...

Gulf zero-rated VAT supplies

April 23, 2017

The six members of the Gulf Cooperation Council have confirmed the supplies which will be zero-rated for VAT purposes.  This means they will be...

Gulf VAT 7 planning issues

March 27, 2017

From the 1 January 2018, the six Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) states will implement 5% VAT.  The six countries are: Bahrain; Kuwait; Oman; Qatar;...

Ready for VAT in the Gulf – 2018

March 9, 2017

Many businesses trading in the Arabian Gulf region remain unprepared for the implementation of Value Added Tax in the six Gulf Co-operation Council states. ...

Gulf VAT challenges

February 16, 2017

Governments and companies in the six Gulf states are getting ready for the implementation of Value Added Tax from 1 January 2018.  The new...

Oman VAT 2018

November 5, 2016

The Arab Gulf state of Oman has indicated that it will introduce Value Added Tax on 1 January 2018. There is no indication of...