The General Authority of Zakat and Tax (GAZT) urged persons eligible for VAT to file their tax returns for last February, on a date no longer than 31st of March.
The Authority has urged taxpayers to promptly submit their tax returns through its website (gazt.gov.sa). A fine shall be imposed on failure to file the tax returns within the specified period. The minimum fine shall be 5%, whereas the maximum fine shall be 25% of the value of the tax that must be declared. Further, a delay fine of 5% of the value of the unpaid tax shall be imposed.
In the meantime, GAZT invites taxpayers who wish to learn more about VAT to reach out via 24/7 call center hotline (19993), the Customer Care Twitter account (@Gazt_care), via e-mail (email@example.com), or by instant messages on GAZT's website (gazt.gov.sa).
The VAT is a tax law in force in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, as an indirect tax imposed on all goods and services that are bought and sold by businesses, with a few exceptions.