Saudi Arabia: Foreign VAT Recovery e-Filing Process

ZATCA (Zakat, Tax and Customs Authority) announced on 1 June 2022 that the initiative of “Cancellation of Fines and Exemption of Penalties” is re-launching as of 1 June 2022 and has a validity of six months.

The end date is 30 November 2022.

As per the “ZATCA” guideline, the penalty reliefs will apply for the following:

  • Late Registration in all Tax Systems;
  • Late payments;
  • Late filing of Tax Returns in all Tax Systems;
  • When correcting a VAT Return; and
  • When violations with VAT and e-invoicing, are detected during the audit.

The types of taxes that are included in the tax amnesty scheme are the following:

  • VAT;
  • Withholding Tax;
  • Excise Tax;
  • Income Tax; and
  • Real Estate Transaction Tax (RETT).

The Tax and Customs Authority provides a simple guide on its website that in addition clarifies what are the conditions for benefiting from the reliefs.

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