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Egypt simplified VAT for non-resident e-commerce

  • Jun 30, 2020 | Richard Asquith

The Egyptian Finance Ministry has implemented a range of VAT registration and compliance easements to assist non-resident goods and digital services e-commerce businesses to comply with the VAT rules.

The changes include:

  • A simplified VAT registration process for non-residents
  • Withdrawing the obligation to appoint a fiscal representative
  • Confirmed the obligation for non-resident providers to charge VAT to Egyptian consumers for purchases on goods and services

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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.
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