ZATCA carries out 10,000 inspection visits during Ramadan
Saudi Arabia’s Zakat, Tax, and Customs Authority (ZATCA) has carried out about 10,000 inspection visits in different regions of the country during the holy month of Ramadan.
In cooperation with the National Program to Combat Commercial Concealment (tasattur), the ZATCA’s supervisory and inspection teams conducted visits to a number of sectors, markets and shops, most notably restaurants, general services offices and retail outlets.
The rate of compliance with the tax regulations reached more than 87% in most shops and markets.
ZATCA has confirmed that it had identified several violations, such as the failure to issue electronic tax invoices, and non-conformity of the QR code with official requirements. The officials arrested several violators in accordance with the provisions of the system.
ZATCA confirmed that the inspection visits aim to enhance compliance of taxpayers in the business sector with the provisions of the tax regulations that are applicable in Saudi Arabia and to limit commercial transactions that violate the authority's instructions.
The authority has called on consumers to report any facility or establishment that they believe is violating the tax regulations through its official website (zatca.gov.sa), or through its mobile app.
ZATCA offers rewards to anyone who reports tax violations at a rate of 2.5% of the value of violations and fines with a maximum of SR1 million or a minimum of SR1,000.