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FAR RIN: 9000-AN81 Publication ID: Fall 2019 
Title: Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); FAR Case 2018-023, Taxes--Foreign Contracts in Afghanistan 

DoD, GSA, and NASA are issuing a final rule to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement the provisions on taxes, duties, and fees contained in the Security and Defense Cooperation Agreement (dated 2014) and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Status of Forces Agreement (dated 2014) with the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. Both Agreements exempt the United States Government, and its contractors and subcontractors (other than those who are Afghan legal entities or residents), from paying any tax or similar charge assessed on activities associated with contracts performed within Afghanistan.  The Agreements also exempt the acquisition, importation, exportation, reexportation, transportation, and use of supplies and services in Afghanistan, by or on behalf of the United States Government, from any taxes, customs, duties, fees, or similar charges in Afghanistan.

Agency: DOD/GSA/NASA (FAR)(FAR)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Not subject to, not significant 
CFR Citation: 48 CFR 25    48 CFR 52   
Legal Authority: 40 U.S.C. 121(c)    10 U.S.C. ch. 137    51 U.S.C. 20113   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  09/20/2019  84 FR 49502   
Correction  10/15/2019  84 FR 55109   
NPRM Comment Period End  11/19/2019 
Final Rule  03/00/2020 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes  Government Levels Affected: Federal 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL:   Public Comment URL:  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: Yes 
Agency Contact:
FAR Policy
1800 F Street, NW,
Washington, DC 20405
Phone:202 969-4075