The implementation of e-invoicing is making great strides in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). As Phase 2 unfolds, select groups of taxpayers are being incorporated, and the General Authority for Zakat, Tax, and Customs Authority (ZATCA) has rolled out multiple waves of taxable turnovers for integration with the FATOORA Portal.

Notably, KSA was the first GCC nation to mandate the digital exchange of invoices in a structured electronic format. The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Ministry of Finance announced plans to mandate real-time payments and e-invoicing for B2B transactions from July 2025. This involves an “E-billing System” project, aiming for nationwide implementation, automated tax returns, simplified filing and improved tax compliance.

These advancements highlight a significant shift to a more digital regional tax administration. While this change offers many benefits for taxpayers, their business partners and customers, it also presents challenges. Compliance requires taxpayers to master new technical requirements, ensure data readiness, and acquire skills to handle e-invoicing complexities.

In order to aid in this process, in collaboration with Thomson Reuters, we bring you a comprehensive guide. Download your copy now for insights on the requirements and the steps your organisation can take to remain compliant in the rapidly evolving landscape of e-invoicing and indirect taxation.

What’s covered in this guide?

  • An overview of the requirements to date
  • Details of the new integration and clearance model
  • Operation of the ZATCA Portal
  • Preparation strategies for Phase 2
  • Planning tips for the future