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Saudi Arabia VAT regime details

  • Jul 23, 2017 | Richard Asquith

Saudi Arabia VAT regime details

Implementation regulations have been issued for the 2018 Saudi Arabia VAT regime.

The implementation regulation adds lengthy details to the recently published VAT implementation legislation.  This in turn is based on the Gulf Co-Operation Council (GCC) VAT Treaty, which provides broad guidance on the VAT regime to be introduced in 2018 in all 6 GCC states.

The regulations cover:

  • VAT registrations
  • VAT returns
  • Allowable deductions
  • VAT rates, including zero rated and exempt supplies
  • Tax point
  • Place of supply
  • VAT invoices
  • Record keeping

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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 2019 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.