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Algerian VAT on non-resident digital services

Algeria imposed its Value Added Tax on foreign providers to consumers of digital or electronic services from 1 January 2020. This is subject to the reduced VAT rate of 9% until 2022.  The current VAT rate in Algeria is 19% for standard supplies.

There is no VAT registration threshold. There are no special liabilities for electronic marketplaces or similar intermediaries

What services are liable to Algerian VAT?

Income from the following e-services are liable to Algerian VAT

  • Search engine
  • Domain name and support
  • Sales operations carried by electronic means, including internet platforms.

The last service would capture most of the regular listings of taxable digital services.

VAT registrations and compliance

B2B transactions may instead rely on zero-rating reverse charge. VAT returns are completed monthly, and must be submitted with any VAT due by the 20th of the following month.

VAT Calc’s global VAT and GST on digital services blog keeps a live update on how countries are imposing indirect taxes on non-resident providers and electronic marketplaces.

Africa & Middle East VAT on digital services

Comments (click for details) Rate Date Threshold Comments
Algeria 9% Jan 2020 Nil
Angola 14% Oct 2019
Bahrain 10% Jan 2019 Nil
Benin 18% Oct 2023 TBC
Cameroon 19.5% Jan 2020 XAF 50 million
Egypt 14% Sep 2016 EGP 500,000
Ghana 12.5% Apr 2022 GHS 200,000
Israel 17% TBC Proposals withdrawn
Ivory Coast 18% 2022 -
Kenya 16% Sep 2013 - Registration threshold removed 2023
Kuwait 5% Jan 2024? - TBC
Mauritius 15% 2020
Nigeria 7.5% Jan 2020 $25,000
Oman 5% Apr 2021 OMR 35,000
Rwanda 18% TBC
Saudi Arabia 15% Jan 2018 Nil
Senegal 18% Jan 2023 Nil Fiscal representative required
Sierra Leone 15% SLE 100,000
South Africa 15% Jun 2014 ZAR 1 million
Tanzania 18% Jul 2022 Nil Residents since Jul 2015
Tunisia 19% Jan 2020 Nil Withholding VAT; 3% Royalty Tax
Uganda 18% Jan 2020 UGX 150m
United Arab Emirates 5% Jan 2018 AED 375,000
Zimbabwe 14.5% Jan 2020 Nil
Zambia 16% 2024?


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