What is VAT and What it Entails for Banks and Financial Institutions?
VAT is essentially a consumption tax levied at every stage of the supply chain (added on the value added to goods and services) – from raw materials to the end product. It importantly serves as a source of revenue for governments.
The six GCC countries signed the VAT Framework Agreement in 2016 as part of which the tax is applicable to all goods and services that are bought and sold for use or consumption in the GCC.
This makes it imperative for banks and financial institutions to have a comprehensive and scalable VAT solution to meet their specific needs. The VAT solution must not just comply with all indirect taxation requirements but also offer scalability to quickly adapt to the constantly evolving regulatory changes. Banks must ensure that all the aspects of Indirect Taxes such as Output Tax, Input Tax, and Regulatory Reporting are taken care of.
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Understanding the Complexity of Deploying a VAT Solution
SunTec's GCC VAT Solution to Aid Banks
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A single source of truth for VAT compliance and audit
VAT Deployment 101 for GCC Banks and Financial Services Firms
Given the intricacies of deploying a VAT solution, here is a quick guide to help you decide whether to buy a VAT solution or build one from ground up. Understand the difference between a centralized and decentralized implementation approach and discover the key aspects when embarking on a VAT implementation project to make your VAT adoption a success.