Saudi Arabia: Deadline of 31 December 2020 for waiver of penalties for tax return filings, payments

Saudi Arabia: Deadline of 31 December 2020

Taxpayers are reminded of the approaching deadline of 31 December 2020 for the waiver of penalties for all tax return filings and payments.


The deadline for waiver of penalties for Zakat, income tax, withholding tax, value added tax (VAT), and excise tax was previously extended from 18 March 2020 through 30 June 2020, and then again extended through 30 September 2020 before being ultimately extended through 31 December 2020. Read TaxNewsFlash

Penalties will be waived for taxpayers who raised objections against the tax authority’s assessments on the condition that no final decision had been made by the relevant tax authority and the taxpayer commits to paying the tax due or agrees to an installment plan before 31 December 2020.  This amnesty does not include the waiver of penalties incurred due to tax evasion.

For more information, contact a KPMG tax professional:

Philippe Stephanny | +1 202 533 3082 |

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