End of Tax Free life in Saudi, Law Approved by King

RIYADH: The Saudi Cabinet approved on Monday the Unified Agreement for Value Added Tax, which will be implemented throughout the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) starting next year.
In a session chaired by King Salman at the Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh, the Cabinet gave its nod to the measure after deeming that the Kingdom is ready to implement it, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) said.
The six-nation GCC is composed of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
A five-percent levy will apply to certain goods following a GCC agreement last June.

Excerpt from Arabnews

  • Sajid Mehmood

    Dear All,

    My family went on vacation before two years and didn’t come back but i still have their renewed IQAMAs, now i want to cancel and bring them back.. what is the procedure and if there is any Penalty??


    Sajid Mehmood.

  • Musharaf Hassan Syed

    How you are getting renewed when your spouse are out of Kingdom, The computer system does’nt shows them out at the time of Renewal, You must check it with Jawazaat and Labor office directly. There is possibly a mistakes. If, it is renewed for five years even than you go to Labor office & Jawazaat