Google has announced its compliance with Egyptian laws by imposing a 14% value-added tax (VAT) on its services in Egypt. According to a letter by Google on June 2nd, the multinational technology company will begin implementing the VAT starting July 1st. The move aligns with the Egyptian Ministry of Finance’s efforts to levy taxes on online services and platforms in recent years.
To ensure compliance, Google has requested users of its services in Egypt to provide their tax identification number (TIN). This requirement allows Google to track and monitor users’ tax obligations as per local regulations.
The imposition of VAT on Google’s services is part of the broader measures implemented by the Egyptian government to enhance tax revenue and regulate the digital economy. It is expected that the VAT implementation will contribute to the country’s fiscal stability and support ongoing economic development.