The Oversight and Field teams of the General Authority for Zakat and Tax, last week, detected 323 tax during 2,708 inspection rounds on markets and commercial shops in various cities and regions across the Kingdom.
The inspection visits covered several sectors including restaurants, retail, and gas filling. The violations detected included the lack of VAT collection, non-inscription of the establishment's address on the invoice, and non-maintenance of the tax documents and receipts.
GAZT revealed that the violations detected were in a large part reported by consumers through the official reporting channels, as the Authority's Supervision and Inspection Department received 96 complaints during the same period.
GAZT has reiterated its calls to business owners to 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 also urges all consumers to lodge their reports against any establishment that does not apply the 15% VAT, via the VAT smart phone application or ZATCA's website (gazt.gov.sa). 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.