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IMF urges Saudi Arabia to mull VAT rate increase
Economic reforms in Saudi Arabia have started to yield positive results, with non-oil growth picking up and female labour force participation and employment increasing, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
The IMF hailed the successful introduction of value-added tax, saying it has underpinned an increase in non-oil fiscal revenues.
It added that consideration should be given to raising the rate from 5 percent, which is low by global standards, in consultation with other GCC countries.