Saudi Arabia confirm that supplies of digital services will be subject to VAT

21 December 2017

The Saudi Arabian tax authorities (GAZT) has announced that, under its new VAT regime introduced on 1 January 2018, the supply of digital services to consumers by non-resident providers will be subject to VAT at 5%.

This will require non-resident providers of these types of services to VAT register if they exceed the VAT registration threshold of SR 1,000,000 set in the country.

This new tax will be applied to a range of electronic services including streaming games, music, apps, films, e-books, e-journals and internet services.

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