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Oman 5% VAT launched today

  • Apr 16, 2021 | Richard Asquith

Oman VAT launched today. It is the fourth of the six Gulf Arab states to implement the consumption tax as part of a regional VAT and Customs union. The others are Saudi Arabia, UAE and Bahrain.

Oman has set-out the VAT registration timetable as the Arab Gulf country implements VAT from 16 April 2021. There will be a compulsory VAT registration threshold of OMR 38,500 per annum. There will be a voluntary registration threshold of OMR 19,250.

Registrations will be accepted as following five waves:


2021 Registration application dates

VAT turnover

Registration date


1 Feb to 15 Mar

Above OMR 1m

16 Apr 2021


1 Apr to 31 May

OMR 500k to OMR 1m

1 Jul


1 Jul to 31 Aug

OMR 250k to OMR 499k

1 Oct


1 Dec to 28 Feb 2022

OMR 38.5k to OMR 249k

1 Apr 2022


1 Feb

Voluntary - OMR 19,250


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 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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