Saudi Arabia, Shisha, Shisha Tax

Saudi Arabia, Shisha

Saudi Arabia’s new 100pc shisha tax sparks fury | Malay Mail

Saudi Arabia’s new 100pc shisha tax sparks fury | Malay Mail

22.10.2019

Saudi Arabia ’s new 100pc shisha tax sparks fury | Malay Mail

RIYADH, Oct 22 — A decision to impose a 100 per cent tax on bills at restaurants that serve shisha has ignited criticism on social media in Saudi Arabia , where the water pipes are a popular pastime. The furore has also been fuelled by confusion over how the tax is applied. In the meantime, some...

RIYADH, Oct 22 — A decision to impose a 100 per cent tax on bills at restaurants that serve shisha has ignited criticism on social media in Saudi Arabia, where the water pipes are a popular pastime.

The government’s official gazette said earlier this month that the tax will apply to all tobacco products.

The decision sparked an avalanche of criticism on social media networks where the Arabic hashtag “tax on hookah restaurants” is trending in the kingdom.

There were also suggestions that the new shisha tax could be a measure to protect public health.

Encouraging investment and kickstarting tourism are part of a reform programme envisaged by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to wean the kingdom off its reliance on oil.

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Saudi Arabia's new 100% shisha tax sparks fury | The Malaysian InsightFurore is also fuelled by confusion over how tax is applied.

Saudi Arabia's new 100% shisha tax sparks fury | The Malaysian InsightFurore is also fuelled by confusion over how tax is applied.

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