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Iran replaces VAT with Consumption Tax

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  • 09 February 2017 | Richard Asquith

Iran replaces VAT with Consumption Tax

A new Consumption Tax, only payable at the final point of sale to a consumer, has been proposed in Iran.

It would replace the existing VAT regime which is vulnerable to fraud in the supply chain.  VAT was introduced into Iran in 2009, and is currently set at 9%.

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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 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.