The Zakat, Tax, and Customs Authority (ZATCA) carried out 10,000 inspection rounds on markets and shops across the different provinces and cities of the Kingdom during the holy month of Ramadan.
ZATCA stated that the visits carried out by its oversight and inspection teams in cooperation with the National Anti-Commercial Concealment Program (Tasattur), covered a number of commercial sectors, most notably: retail, restaurants, and professional service offices. In this regard, ZATCA indicated that its visits aim to promote compliance with the provisions of the applicable tax laws in the Kingdom.
ZATCA added that the rate of compliance with the tax laws reached more than 87% in most shops and markets on which such inspection visits have been carried out. Limited violations were recorded, such as the failure to issue electronic tax invoices, and non-conformity of the QR code with official requirements. In addition, other violations were recorded according to the provisions of the law.
The Authority's inspection rounds on markets and commercial and service shops are part of the supervisory efforts made by the oversight and field teams to reinforce business sector taxpayers' compliance and prevent trade transactions in violation of the ZATCA-enforced regulations and instructions.
The Authority urges all consumers to lodge their reports against any establishment that exhibits any tax violations via the ZATCA's website (zatca.gov.sa) or ZATCA 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.