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The Gulf Cooperation Council and Collective Tax Reforms: What you need to know!

Apr 25, 2019 @ 07:40 PM / by Morgan Grenier

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The GCC and collective tax reforms: Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member countries first agreed to collective tax reforms in 2016, including directives to implement a VAT of 5%, as well as excise taxes, also known as selective taxes, and commonly referred to as “sin taxes.”

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Sin Taxes and Double-Digit Inflation

Nov 09, 2018 @ 12:00 AM / by Morgan Grenier

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Over twenty countries have published double-digit annual inflation in the categories of alcohol and/or tobacco over the past three months.

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Saudi Arabia's Vision 2030: Is it impacting expatriate life?

May 22, 2018 @ 11:43 AM / by Eugene Kobiako

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I surveyed three cities in the country from mid-January to early February of this year and I found citizen and expat opinions of the reforms to be mixed.

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How are volatile global commodity prices impacting Middle East economies?

May 01, 2018 @ 01:58 PM / by Meleah Paull

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Countries that rely heavily on oil resources to drive prosperity have long understood the challenge of government funding amid volatile global commodity prices.

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'Sin Taxes' Emerge in Gulf States

Jan 31, 2018 @ 12:41 PM / by Morgan Grenier

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The GCC isn’t alone in searching for new ways to raise revenue and curb behavior—similar excise taxes have been enacted worldwide

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Saudi Arabia is Changing Rapidly - but what does this mean for female expatriates?

Jan 29, 2018 @ 10:50 AM / by Michael Joyce

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A move to Saudi Arabia has long been considered challenging for many female expatriates, deterred by the Kingdom’s hard line restriction of women’s rights.

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