MAAREFAH: VAT: Administration, Controls and Good Practices

Event Details

DATE: May 27, 2014

TIME: 1:30 pm


In this event, Dr. Sebastian James explained the major differences between the Value-Added Tax (VAT) and the General Sales Tax (GST), and discussed how these two taxes are best implemented, administrated, UNCLEAR – rephrase charged and accounted for the decrease incidents of evasion or avoidance, UNCLEAR He described which services or goods are exempted, and  detailed how VAT revenues may be best distributed between national and sub-national governments. As part of his presentation, Dr James provided examples of good practices in VAT implementation and administration as a reference for tax policy makers in the MENA region who are embarking on its adoption.