VAT news tagged as "Indirect tax"

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia 4,700 VAT violations

April 23rd, 2018

Following the 1 January 2018 launch of 5% VAT in Saudi Arabia, over 4,700 violations have been found from 12,578 audits of businesses. The figures come from the General Authority of Zakat and Tax (GAZT). Sectors targeted included retail malls, consumer electronics, pharmacies and gold stores. Most of the non-compliance errors were failure to VAT …


Bahrain launches 5% VAT October 2018

January 16th, 2018

Newspaper reports claim the Bahraini Ministry of Finance has confirmed that it will launch a 5% VAT regime on 1 October 2018.  Supplies subject to VAT will exclude health care, education and transportation.  There will be a VAT registration threshold of approximately $100,000. Bahrain will be the third member of the Arab Gulf Coordination Council …


India may levy 18% GST on bitcoin

July 16th, 2017

India is considering 18% Goods and Services Tax on crypto-currencies, such as bitcoin. A special task force, studying potential tax and regulatory frameworks for bitcoin purchases and sales, is considering fiscal and supervisory issues.  It has already retracted statements indicating that it would seek a complete ban on virtual currencies – the black market in …


India first GST filing delay

June 25th, 2017

India’s GST Council has confirmed that the deadline for the first returns under the new Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime is to be delayed by one month. The new regime launches 1 July 2017, and will replace a complex systems of overlapping indirect taxes. Tax payers will have to submit 3 returns per month. Under …


Japan may delay 2017 Consumption Tax hike

February 26th, 2016

The Japanese government has said that it may delay the planned rise in Consumption Tax from 8% to 10%, scheduled for April 2017. The rise has already been delayed once, in October 2015. This was due to a sharp downturn in consumption following an earlier rise from 5% to 8% in 2014. The planned two-step …