Saudi Zakat authority organizes VAT workshop in Jeddah

Saudi Arabia's Zakat and Income Tax Authority will organize a workshop on tax at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Jeddah to help enterprises register for Value Added Tax (VAT). (Sutterstock)
Updated 29 July 2018
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Saudi Zakat authority organizes VAT workshop in Jeddah

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia's General Authority for Zakat and Income Tax (GAZT) will organize a workshop on tax at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Jeddah on Wednesday (11am), as part of its efforts to help enterprises register for Value Added Tax (VAT).
The workshop aims to define establishments whose annual revenues exceed SR375,000 ($100,000) and tackling ways of preparing and registering tax, understanding accounting systems, purchasing management, how to calculate VAT and submitting a tax return.
According to the VAT system and its executive regulations, enterprises with annual revenues exceeding SR375,000 must register before Dec. 20 2018.
Establishments with annual revenues between SR187,500 and SR375,000 have the option to register, while companies with annual revenues of SR187,500 are not required to register.
The first registration period, which ended on Dec 20 2017, was limited to facilities with annual revenues exceeding SR1 million.
The Zakat and Income Tax Authority confirmed that it will organize other workshops in the coming period to facilitate the compliance of enterprises subject to VAT requirements.
The authority also called on enterprises to visit the VAT.GOV.SA website, which provides a wide range of tools and information, including aspects of the registration process and readiness to apply the tax, as well as guidance materials.
The authority urged organizations that have VAT inquiries to contact them through the Call Center on (19993), via their official Twitter account @SaudiVAT, or via email [email protected]


Jeddah Season provides seasonal employment for young Saudis

Updated 18 June 2019
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Jeddah Season provides seasonal employment for young Saudis

JEDDAH: The Jeddah Season festival has provided a wide range of seasonal employment opportunities for young Saudi men and women, helping them gain experience and prepare them to enter the job market.

More than 5,000 young Saudis are working around the clock, each in his or her field, to manage the festival’s activities.

The festival aims to highlight development opportunities in Saudi Arabia, introduce the Kingdom as one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, support the government’s efforts to empower Saudi youths, support local small and medium enterprises, develop Jeddah’s tourism sector and provide volunteer opportunities.

Jeddah Season, which began on June 8 and runs until July 18, has attracted thousands of visitors of all ages through its 150 local and international events and activities.

It is being held at five sites: King Abdullah Sports City, Al-Hamra Corniche, the Jeddah Waterfront, Obhur and Historic Jeddah (Al-Balad), which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Jeddah Season offers a wide range of tourism, entertainment and cultural events and activities, and sheds light on the city’s status as the Kingdom’s tourism capital. Most of its events are being held for the first time in Saudi Arabia.

Jeddah Season is in line with the Vision 2030 reform plan, which aims to advance the welfare of Saudi society, diversify local development opportunities, improve the Kingdom’s contribution to arts and culture, and create job opportunities for Saudi youths.