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Algerian VAT rate changes

  • Mar 30, 2014 | Richard Asquith

Algerian VAT rate changes

Algeria has changed some of the rates and treatments of certain goods and services in its Finance Law 2014. Algerian VAT is currently levied at 17%, with a reduced VAT rate of 7% on basic foods and other primary goods.

The changes to the VAT regime include:

  • A number of metals are now not liable to customs import duties, but instead are liable to the reduced VAT rate of 7%
  • Electronic book downloads are now liable to the 7% VAT rate
  • Leasing of cabling for broadband internet supplies will remain VAT exempt until the start of 2021
  • Taxable persons are no longer required to produce lists of suppliers in order to deduct VAT
  • Poultry industry supply industry is to have its VAT exemption extend until August 2014
  • The VAT exemption on the ship building industry has been lifted

VP Global Indirect Tax
Richard Asquith
VP Global Indirect Tax Richard Asquith
Richard Asquith is VP Global Indirect Tax at Avalara, helping businesses understand their compliance obligations as they grow globally. He can be contacted at: He is part of the European leadership team which won International Tax Review's 2020 Tax Technology Firm of the Year. Richard trained as an accountant with KPMG in the UK, and went on to work in Hungary, Russia and France with EY.