Deloitte has released its ‘VAT in the GCC guide’ mobile app in Arabic
for the first time.

The app, which is now in English and Arabic versions, is
designed to help businesses to better understand VAT and its impact, whether
they have already undergone implementation in the UAE and KSA or are preparing
for the introduction of VAT in the four remaining GCC countries.

As an integral part of this process, the app is regularly
updated to bring through the latest announcements, legislation, regulations,
guides and information on the progress of VAT and Excise Tax in the GCC.

The Gulf states in the Middle East have embarked on a
journey to implement Value Added Tax (VAT). The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and
the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) have already introduced VAT on January 1st
2018. As for the other four Gulf countries, VAT is scheduled to be implemented
by end of 2019.

The Deloitte app is available for iOS and Android devices
and it is broken down into different sections that are easy to navigate. It
contains Deloitte’s weekly digest, reporting news of important Indirect Tax
developments in the Middle East region as soon as they happen in addition to a
series of learning materials. To test their VAT knowledge, individuals will be
able to access various generic and industry specific quizzes with unlimited
tries.

“The Deloitte app has proved to be a great tool for
businesses and individuals alike throughout the past year with thousands of downloads
given its relevance, ease of use, instant regular updating and easy access to
Deloitte’s core team of Indirect Tax Experts. Deloitte will keep on investing
in this tool as long as it is useful for both clients and non-clients,” said
Nauman Ahmed, Partner and Tax Leader at Deloitte Middle East.

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