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Saudi Arabia VAT payments

  • Nov 17, 2017 | Richard Asquith

Saudi Arabia VAT payments

Ahead of the launch of 5% VAT in Saudi Arabia on 1 Jan 2018, the tax office, GAZT, has provided details of how to settle monthly VAT liabilities.

When a tax payer submits their VAT return, typically monthly, a payment notice is generated by the state’s payment portal (‘SADAD’). The tax payer can then settle the VAT due through the SADAD online gateway or via and ATM.  The tax payer will be issued with payment receipt in return.

Payments made will settle outstanding amounts in the following priorities:

  • VAT due for the submitted return
  • Penalties outstanding for the return, and then prior returns
  • Other taxes due

Payments are due on the last calendar day of the month following the reporting quarter or month.

In the case of a credit balance, the taxpayer may request either a refund or roll over.


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VP Global Indirect Tax
Richard Asquith
VP Global Indirect Tax Richard Asquith
Richard Asquith is VP Global Indirect Tax at Avalara, helping businesses understand their compliance obligations as they grow globally. He can be contacted at: richard.asquith@avalara.com. He is part of the European leadership team which won International Tax Review's 2019 Tax Technology Firm of the Year. Richard qualified as an accountant with KPMG in the UK, and went on to work in Hungary, Russia and France with EY.