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No Taxes On New Personal Items Worth Less Than SAR 3,000

No taxes On New Personal Items Worth Less Than SAR 3,000
Custom duty tax for travelers arriving in Saudi Arabia will not have to be paid on new personal belongings if they are worth less than SAR3,000 ($800), Saudi Customs has clarified that the threshold for personal shipments is SAR1,000 (including shipping fees). Value-added-tax (VAT) of 15%  is imposed on the imported goods. Students who will be returning from abroad will be exempted from taxes on used household furniture and personal belongings when the proof of college attendance is submitted. Cars manufactured in 2016 and afterward which follow local specifications and standards and the fuel economy standard are allowed to be imported from UAE. 5% tax will be applied to the vehicle’s value in addition to 15% VAT. 15% tax will be implied to goods imported from other Gulf states in addition to shipping fees, customs fees, and any other charges. These will be applied until the electronic services system among the Gulf countries starts.

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