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 ZATCA Carries Out More Than 1,300 Monitoring Visits and Deducts 88 Cases of Suspected Commercial Concealment As Part of the National Program's Efforts to Combat Commercial Concealment

The Zakat, Tax and Customs Authority's inspectors have carried out more than 1,300 visits in the last week to markets and shops in the Kingdom as part of the national program to combat commercial concealment, which involved more than 20 government entities.

The Authority has explained that the supervisory inspections took place in most regions of the Kingdom, including Riyadh, the Eastern Province, Makkah, Medina, Qassim, and Jazan, and included various shops, such as auto parts markets, food and beverages, health, and oil and gas. In this regard, the Authority has stated that the Riyadh region has witnessed the highest rate of inspections, with a total of 126 visits.

According to the Authority, the visits resulted in the detection of 88 cases of initial suspicion of commercial concealment. This comes with ZATCA's keenness to unify and unite efforts in coordination and cooperation with its government sector partners to combat commercial concealment in all its forms and types, as well as to increase tax compliance and minimize commercial transaction violations, with the necessity of continuing supervisory and guidance visits to markets and shops in all activities and fields.

The Authority has called on everyone to report any tax violations, through the Authority's website (zatca.gv.sa) or the Authority's App, which allows users to submit reports of tax violations.

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Last Update: 16 March 2022 09:42 AM Saudi Arabia Time