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 Qatar's GAC exempts customs duties for 905 commodities
Qatar
Qatar's GAC exempts customs duties for 905 commodities
Alina on 26 March 2020
The General Authority of Customs (GAC) in Qatar has exempted medical and food items from customs dutiesfor a period of six months, as part of a package of preca..
Bahrain issues Public Clarification on VAT treatment of
Bahrain
Bahrain issues Public Clarification on VAT treatment of "Warranty Repair Services"
Alina on 11 March 2020
Bahrains National Bureau for Revenue (NBR) has issued a Public Clarification on VAT treatment for amounts claimed by a dealer from a manufacturer for repair ser..
FTA  releases Public clarification EXP005 on
UAE
FTA releases Public clarification EXP005 on "Renewal of Designated Zone Registrations"
Alina on 03 March 2020
The UAEs Federal Tax Authority (FTA) has published a public clarification EXP005 for renewal of designated zone registrations for excise tax purposes. The Desig..
VAT recovery in deal related cost
VAT recovery in deal related cost
Alina on 24 February 2020
Whats the VAT recovery position in a deal related cost when deal is cancelled and there is no supply against which to recover cost? ..
 UAE to ban waterpipe tobacco, e-cigarettes without digital tax stamp from March
UAE
UAE to ban waterpipe tobacco, e-cigarettes without digital tax stamp from March
Alina on 13 February 2020
Importing any type of waterpipe tobacco or electrically heated cigarette plugs that are not marked with Digital Tax Stamps will be prohibited across the UAE as ..
Tourists' electronic VAT refund applications more than double in second half of 2019
UAE
Tourists' electronic VAT refund applications more than double in second half of 2019
Alina on 06 January 2020
The number of applications for electronic value added tax refund from tourists more than doubled in the second half of 2019.The total number increased to 3.2 mi..
Whether a Holding company part of VAT Group can recover full VAT credit
UAE
Whether a Holding company part of VAT Group can recover full VAT credit
Alina on 28 December 2019
If a holding company is part of the VAT Group and is engaged in providing loans to subsidiaries on which it earns interest (VAT exempt) and also cross charges s..
Tax Refunds for Tourists scheme processes 2.83 million applications
UAE
Tax Refunds for Tourists scheme processes 2.83 million applications
Alina on 19 December 2019
The electronic system for the Tax Refunds for Tourists Scheme exceeded all expectations in its first year.Federal Tax Authority (FTA) revealed that the scheme h..
FTA's Board approves procedure for refunding VAT on building new homes for UAE citizens
UAE
FTA's Board approves procedure for refunding VAT on building new homes for UAE citizens
Alina on 23 November 2019
The Board of Directors of the Federal Tax Authority, FTA, held its 10th meeting at the FTAs Dubai headquarters, headed by its Chairman H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Ra..
GAZT releases English version of Guide for Investment Funds, Trusts and Estates
KSA
GAZT releases English version of Guide for Investment Funds, Trusts and Estates
Alina on 19 November 2019
KSAs General Authority of Zakat and Tax (GAZT ) has released an English Version Guide for Investment Funds, Trusts and Estates Main points covered in the guide ..

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