Saudi Arabian VAT refunds
Refunds may be applied for on a calendar quarterly basis, with a single final annual claim by 30th June of the following year. The minimum claim amount is Riyals 1,000.
Description of goods or services:
- Invoices do not have to be submitted in support of the refund; but may be requested subsequently
- Approved refunds will be paid within 60 days
- Foreign businesses which are VAT/GST registered in their own countries may apply for annual VAT refunds
- Tourist VAT refunds will be provided for by authorised organization(s)
Details required in a claim include:
- Name of Tax ID number
- Invoice dates
- Invoice numbers
- Total invoice amount
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