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Zoho launches VAT-compliant software in ME

16 Dec 2020

Zoho, a global information technology company that offers over 45 business applications including CRM, business email and help desk, has launched its VAT-compliant accounting software, Zoho Books in the region. 

As businesses in the sultanate prepare for the implementation of VAT, Zoho Books helps their seamless transition to the new tax law and ensure VAT compliance. 

Having helped tens of thousands of businesses in the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain easily transition to VAT with country-specific editions, Zoho Books is now offering its expertise to businesses in Oman to help with their accounting and VAT filing needs. 

The software has also been accredited by the Federal Tax Authority in the UAE and General Authority of Zakat and Tax in Saudi Arabia.

Hyther Nizam, president –  MEA, Zoho Corp, said, “With the experience that we gained from bringing out tax-specific editions in the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain, we’ve built Zoho Books to provide a complete accounting solution for Omani business owners. Zoho Books, with its in-built features can help businesses create VAT-compliant transactions, record and file VAT returns with ease. It is also a great opportunity for businesses to transform their current business proc-esses and adopt digitalisation and automation of business finances.”

Key benefits

Bilingual support: The Zoho Books user interface is available in both English and Arabic, allowing users to create transactions, run reports and export their data in both the languages. Zoho also provides customer support in English and Arabic.

Local payment method support: Businesses can offer their customers the convenience of paying through Omannet by connecting their PayTabs account to Zoho Books.

Automated end-to-end VAT compliance: Businesses can send customised, transaction documents like tax invoices, self-billed invoices, bills, credit notes and debit notes that are automatically compliant with the VAT regulations. Record and track reverse-charge transactions. At the time of filing VAT returns, businesses can use the VAT Return Summary report to enter the necessary data in the government portal.

Easy application of VAT rates: Zoho Books helps businesses categorise their customers and vendors into VAT registered, non-VAT registered, and non-GCC entities. This makes it easy to identify the appropriate VAT rate for each transaction based on the registration status and the place of supply.

Collaboration made easy: Zoho Books offers both supplier portal and client portal, so that businesses can streamline collaboration by allowing their vendors and customers to track their relevant transactions from a single place. 

The pricing of Zoho Books starts at US$9 per organisation, per month, and is available for use immediately.

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