Saudi Arabia’s tax authority finds 323 VAT violations during inspection tour

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Saudi Arabia’s tax authority finds 323 VAT violations in 1,876 locations during an inspection tour. (SPA)
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Saudi Arabia’s tax authority finds 323 VAT violations in 1,876 locations during an inspection tour. (SPA)
Updated 10 August 2018
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Saudi Arabia’s tax authority finds 323 VAT violations during inspection tour

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia’s General Authority for Zakat and Tax (GAZT) announced the seizure of 323 VAT violations during
an inspection campaign targeting mobile phones and electronic appliances in commercial centers and shops throughout the Kingdom.
The campaign was aimed at ensuring that establishments comply with the value added tax system and its executive regulations, reported the Saudi Press Agency.
The field campaign carried out by the authority’s inspection teams began last week and targeted 1,876 locations in various regions of the Kingdom.
The violations included the failure of companies to use the approved tax invoice forms, which includes their individual unique tax number, not presenting the VAT registration certificate, or issuing invalid invoices by companies not bound by tax invoice requirements.
GAZT seeks to raise awareness among businesses on the importance of applying VAT and ensure proper application of all tax procedures through its ongoing field campaigns.
The authority reiterated its call to all consumers to use and abide by the VAT application that allows them to identify which businesses are registered with the VAT system.


King Salman: An honor for Saudi Arabia to serve Hajj pilgrims

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King Salman: An honor for Saudi Arabia to serve Hajj pilgrims

  • King Salman arrived in Mina, in the holy city of Makkah on Monday, to supervise services being provided to pilgrims
  • Government data show that 2.371 million pilgrims are participating in this year’s Hajj

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman on Tuesday expressed his pleasure to serve fellow Muslims undertaking this year’s Hajj pilgrims.
“The greatest honor that God has honored our country is its service to the guests of the Rahman, and with Eid Al-Adha, I call upon him to complement the pilgrims and to perpetuate good and peace for our nation and the rest of the country,” the kingdom’s ruler posted in Arabic in his Twitter account.
King Salman arrived in Mina, in the holy city of Makkah on Monday, to supervise services being provided to almost 2.4 million Muslims gathered for the annual Hajj pilgrimage, one of the largest annual global gatherings. He was accompanied by several senior officials, including Interior Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Naif.
Government data show that 2.371 million pilgrims are participating in this year’s Hajj, with 1.758 million of them coming from outside Saudi Arabia including Asian countries, European nations and European states.