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Egypt to introduce VAT in 2014

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  • 16 August 2013 | Richard Asquith

Egypt to introduce VAT in 2014

The Egypt Sales Tax regime may be phased out by 2014 as the government looks to introduce a full Value Added Tax system.

The plan is to overhaul this simple Sales Tax regime in July 2014.

Currently, a 10% sales tax is levied on most goods and imports.  There is also a reduced 5% rates basic goods and services.  Exports are exempt.  There is a 25% rate for certain luxury goods.

The neighbouring Gulf States are also considering introducing VAT.


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 is part of the European leadership team which this year won International Tax Review's Tax Technology Firm of the Year. Richard qualified as an accountant with KPMG in the UK, and went on to work in Hungary, Russia and France with EY.