Saudi Arabia’s General Authority for Zakat and Tax would allow VAT to be paid in instalments over 12 months
According to local newspaper reports, Saudi Arabia’s General Authority for Zakat and Tax is going to allow VAT to be paid in instalments over 12 months. This will be allowed if a person or entity being taxed presents evidence they are unable to pay the tax when due, or are suffering hardship from paying the charges in one payment. The taxable person must send a request to the Authority giving the reasons for inability to pay the tax by the due date. The Authority will confirm whether the request is approved or rejected within 20 days. The arrangement can be revoked at any time if the Authority considers it necessary to protect the public revenues or if the person fails to pay two instalments totalling 50% of the total owed.