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Egypt VAT 2017

  • Feb 9, 2016 | Richard Asquith

Egypt VAT 2017

Egypt has confirmed that it will publish its long-expected VAT implementation bill this month. The launch date will be 1 January 2017.

The replacement of Egypt’s 10% Sales Tax with a fully-fledged VAT regime is seen as a key reform in the country’s economic revival. The effective double and compound tax on manufacturers with the current regime has stemmed the development of the sector. It has also discouraged the outsourcing market since this would incur additional, non-recoverable taxes on charges.

It is not yet clear what the rate will be, but it will be at least 10%.

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.