S. Arabia’s VAT to make haj, umrah more costly


Jakarta, posted: Thu, January 4 2018 | 12:16 am

As Saudi Arabia has charged value added tax (VAT) on goods and services since the beginning of this year, the government and travel agencies here are bracing for the expected impact of the policy on religious pilgrimages to the Gulf country.

Home to the world’s biggest Muslim population, Indonesia sees hundreds of thousands of people go on the haj as well as the umrah (minor haj) to Me...