Consumption/VAT/Sales Tax in Egypt

Overview by
Nature of the Tax
A "General Sales Tax (GST)" apply.
Standard Rate
The GST (General Sales Tax) rate is 10%, except for some products :
- 25% to televisions, radios, jewellery and certain motors vehicles;
- 30% to luxury goods such as cosmetics, video cameras, and high-value vehicle.
Reduced Tax Rate
Reduced rates of 5% or 10%, depending on their type :
- 5% to some foodstuffs, fertilisers and locally produced medicines ;
- 10% to hotel and tourism services, specific international communications and certain services.
Exclusion From Taxation
Basic foodstuffs, catering, natural gas, books and magazines and goods used for scientific, educative and cultural purposes are exempt of tax.
Method of Calculation, Declaration and Settlement
Apply to the supply of most goods and services at a rate of 10%.
Other Consumption Taxes
Excise duty is also collected on alcoholic drinks and coffee. An additional duty is collected on brandy, cognac, gin and whisky.

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