Saudi Arabia: Merger of tax and customs authorities is completed

The tax authority has a new name—the Zakat, Tax and Customs Authority (ZATCA).

The tax authority has a new name—the Zakat, Tax and Customs Authority (ZATCA).

It was announced 20 September 2021 that the tax authority has a new name—the Zakat, Tax and Customs Authority (ZATCA).

The Saudi Council of Ministers in May 2021 approved the merger of the General Authority of Zakat and Tax (GAZT) and the General Authority of Customs to form the Zakat, Tax and Customs Authority (ZTCA). The merged government agencies, under one umbrella authority, remain organizationally tied to the Ministry of Finance and headquartered in Riyadh. Read TaxNewsFlash

The ZATCA is intended improve tax and customs procedures, as well as enhance security, business, and trade exchanges.


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