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Saudi tax measures during Covid-19

Taking into consideration the current unprecedented period which the world is experiencing, the authorities within the kingdom have introduced austerity measures which will support business leaders and SMEs across the country, which include:

Tax Amnesty:

The General Authority of Zakat and Tax (GAZT) have provided further reprieves which will remain until 30 June 2020, which include:

  • Payments can be made through instalments subject to approval by the authority
  • Deferral period of 30-days for the collection of custom duties on imports for three months from Mar 2020, provided a bank guarantee is submitted.
  • Penalties for late registration will be removed from the period of 18 Mar to 30 Jun 2020
  • Refunds which are outstanding will be expedited by the authority
  • Corporation and Zakat certificates will be issued without restrictions for the fiscal year 2019 

Tax deferrals:

Zakat, Corporate Income, Excise and Value Added Taxes have been delayed for a three-month period, with the revised deadlines summarised below.

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Across the globe, companies’ tax affairs are facing increasing scrutiny from regulators, communities and clients. At the same time, bodies such as The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) are working on rules to change the way international business structures work.

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