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Saudi Arabia delays VAT payments by 3 months on COVID-19 crisis

Saudi Arabia has offered Value Added Tax payment deferments for businesses for three months. There also reliefs from a range of government charges and customs. The measures were announced on 20 March ...Continued

Oman VAT introduction early 2021

Oman is set to introduce Value Added Tax in early 2021 according the Economics Ministry. Oman would be the fourth of six Arab Gulf states to introduce VAT as part of a 2016 VAT union agreement....Continued

Ireland COVID-19 tourism and hotels VAT cut?

Ireland is reviewing reducing its tourism and hospitality Value Add Tax rate from 13.5% to 9.5% to support the business during the coronavirus pandemic. Any announcement may come next week from the co...Continued

Malaysia service tax measures for COVID-19

Malaysia has introduced a number of service tax measures to help companies during the coronavirus outbreak. Service Tax on accommodation and hotel services have been cut from 6% to zero. This has also...Continued

Digital Services Tax DST Global Tracker

Digital Services Taxes (DST) are turnover taxes on gross revenues from the sales from a range of digital services or goods. They are levied by governments on both resident and foreign suppliers (selli...Continued

US Louisiana taxes foreign sellers

Louisiana has become the latest US state to impose sales tax collections obligations on foreign (remote or out-of-state) sellers. From 1 July 2020, non-resident sellers from around the world are oblig...Continued

World turns to VAT cuts on coronavirus COVID-19 threat

Countries are turning to emergency tax cuts to support their stuttering economies under the coronavirus (COVID-19) threat. VAT is the popular stimulant as it can be adjusted overnight and boosts consu...Continued

Saudi Arabia VAT rise today - transitional rules

From 1 July 2020, the Saudi Arabian Value Added Tax rate will rise from 5% to 15%. This was announced on 11 May 2020 to help the Gulf state business manage VAT rate charges and reporting over the peri...Continued

Canada GST and Provincial Sales Tax COVID-19 measures

Federal Goods & Services Tax (GST) returns and payments are postponed for March, April and May until 30 June 2020 for monthly filers. Q1 quarterly GST payers must file and pay by 30 June, too....Continued

Chile delays VAT payments on COVID-19

Chile has announced Value Added Tax payment holidays to help businesses during the coronavirus crisis. VAT payments are delayed for small businesses for three months until the end of June 2020. VAT fi...Continued