The Zakat, Tax and Customs Authority announced its intention to hold its first conference in February 2023 in Riyadh, under the patronage of H.E. Minister of Finance and Chairman of the Board of ZATCA, Mr. Mohammed bin Abdullah Al-Jadaan, with the participation of experts and those with an interest in the fields of zakat, tax, and customs. The conference will be held in February 9-8, 2023 under the theme "an Integrated Digital System to Sustain Economy and Enhance Security."
The conference's first edition reflects the Kingdom's desire to keep up with developments in various fields, particularly as they relate to the automation of the zakat, tax, and customs sectors, as well as the sharing of experiences and ideas among those with knowledge and expertise from various parts of the world.
H.E. the Governor of ZATCA, Engineer. Suhail bin Mohammad Abanmi, expressed his pride in organizing the first edition of the Zakat, Tax and Customs Conference after the integration phase. He explained: "The Zakat, Tax and Customs Authority Conference embodies the most significant insights and modern models in the Department of Zakat, Taxation, and Customs. It explores the impact of digitization in raising the efficiency and effectiveness of performance, and its role in creating a thriving digital economy, as well as in fulfilling the wise leadership aspirations of digitizing all government transactions, as one of the key pillars of achieving the Kingdom's ambitious Vision 2030."
He pointed out that the early organization of conferences for ZATCA highlights the significance of thorough automation of various sector services, emphasizes the function of smart services in facilitating the movement of international trade, and increases public awareness of the significance of tax compliance and its role in sustainable development efforts. H.E. the Governor said that the conference will discuss future prospects to strengthen the role of ZATCA in the development of the national economy.
The participants in the conference will discuss the fields of zakat, tax, and customs difficulties, as well as how zakat affects the social cohesion, and they will talk about how to facilitate and safely facilitate trade across borders. At the tax level, attendees will discuss digitization and automation. The conference will also include 40 workshops and sessions, bringing together prominent figures representing governments and the private sector from various countries around the world.