The field teams of the General Authority of Zakat and Tax (GAZT) detected 622 tax violations during 2,864 inspection rounds on markets and commercial shops in various cities and regions across the Kingdom.
The inspection visits covered several sectors including retail, restaurants, and gold markets. The violations detected included the non-collection of due VAT, non-maintenance of the tax documents and invoices, and absence of the tax number on the receipt.
GAZT revealed that the violations detected were, in a large part, reported by consumers through the VAT App or GAZT website, as the Authority's Oversight and Inspection Department received 229 complaints last week.
GAZT has reiterated its calls to taxable business owners to comply with the Kingdom's tax laws and regulations and particularly enforce the 15% VAT, 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 urges all consumers to lodge their reports against any establishment that violates the VAT laws and regulations via the VAT smart phone application or GAZT's website (gazt.gov.sa). GAZT 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.