The oversight and field teams of the Zakat, Tax and Customs Authority (ZATCA), last week, detected 900 violations to the provisions of the Kingdom's tax laws, during more than 8,500 inspection rounds on markets and commercial shops in various cities and regions across the Kingdom.
The violations detected included the non-issuance of tax invoices, non-collection of VAT, the absence of the tax number on the invoice, and the absence of the tax seals on the tobacco products.
The inspection visits covered several sectors including retail, restaurants, vocational services and construction.
The Authority's inspection rounds on markets are part of the supervisory efforts by the oversight and field teams to reinforce taxpayers' compliance and prevent commercial transactions in violation of the ZATCA-enforced regulations and instructions.
ZATCA has reiterated its calls to business owners to comply with tax laws in force in the Kingdom, and warned that its inspection visits to the markets and commercial shops shall continue to ensure taxpayers are in compliance with the provisions of the Kingdom's tax laws.
The Authority also urges all consumers to lodge their reports against any tax violations they witness through ZATCA's website (zatca.gov.sa) or the VAT App. ZATCA offers incentive rewards for people who file reports on tax violations; rewards amount to 2.5% of the value of violations and fines, at a maximum of 1 million riyals or a minimum of 1000 riyals.