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Saudi Arabia to raise energy prices, compensate families

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia decided Tuesday to hike energy prices while paying compensation to Saudi families, as the world's top oil exporter seeks new revenue sources. The cabinet, in a session chaired by King Salman, approved plans to "reform" electricity and fuel charges, as part of measures to counter lower oil prices on the world market, the official news agency SPA reported. In a first, the government also approved cash transfers to some 3.7 million Saudi families, covering 13 million of the country's 20-million…

Expats in Saudi Arabia will now pay 100 riyals to the Kingdom

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia will introduce the “expat levy” from Saturday, July 1 2017 as it was confirmed during  2017 budget announcement in the Kingdom, Middle Eastern media reports say. The fee called ‘family tax’ or ‘expat levy’  will be 100 Saudi riyals per dependent this year.  It is not yet clear whether the levy will be charged on all members of an expatriate family. It will be doubled to 200 Saudi riyals for every dependent from July 2018, tripled to 300 Saudi riyals in 2019 and quadrupled to 400 Saudi riyals from…