The Director of the General Authority for Zakat and Income Tax, Tariq Al-Sadhan, said that the Kingdom has signed a number of international conventions to protect its rights from the evasion of some companies from taxes. He pointed out that a number of international companies operate in the Kingdom through electronic commerce. The countries of the world to take advantage of their revenues as taxes, stressing that it will be addressed soon. He explained that the approval of the Council of Ministers on the organization of the Commission, will contribute to the development of its objectives and mechanisms of work in the service of taxpayers, and the development of the working environment to achieve the objectives of development.
Al-Sadhan added that the new organization includes all the desired mechanisms that are in line with the vision of the Kingdom 2030 and the national transformation program 2020. He added that the new organization focuses on two main things: focus on the employee Through the continuous development and training, stressing that the Authority has the potential at the present time to attract professional skills to advance in its work and achieve the desired aspirations, while also focuses on the partners assigned by providing services to them in order to achieve the objectives of both parties.
He pointed out that the Authority, according to the decision of the Council of Ministers is entitled to receive 5% of tax revenues will be used for self-employment as approved by the Governing Council, noting that the Kingdom has signed a number of international conventions to protect their rights from the evasion of some companies from taxes, Will increase the number of Saudi employees to 600 new employees who will join their fellow employees this year, bringing the total number of employees to 2,500 to serve 1.5 million.
Al-Sadhan explained that the Council of Ministers approved the establishment of a Shariah Committee to deal with all matters of Zakat, aimed at accelerating the resolution of the points of disagreement that were taking place between the Commission and some of the taxpayers. He pointed out that the role of the Commission will be more effective and heard stronger after the new organization. Has full authority to adopt the organizational structure of the Authority, in addition to attracting professional cadres, indicating that all employees will move from the civil service system to the social security system, pointing out that there is a system of follow-up staff and will be rewarded fair to them.
He pointed out that the new Board of Directors will be represented by the Monetary Authority, the Capital Market Authority, the Ministry of Trade and Investment and the Ministry of Economy and Planning, as well as two specialized members in Zakat and income from the public or private sector.
On the tax evasion, Deputy Director-General for Programs and Policies Fahd Al-Kharashi explained that it is a global problem and not limited to the Kingdom, stressing that through the G-20 countries there is a project to combat these cases, indicating that the suffering of countries lies in multinational companies operating in more than one country, And that the elimination of these negative phenomena will be through international conventions that protect the rights of States.