Qatar’s customs, tax authorities discuss digital, automation strategies in Riyadh

February 10, 2023

The General Authority of Customs (GAC) and the General Tax Authority participated in the Zakat, Tax and Customs conference, which discussed customs and tax mechanisms and concluded on Friday in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

The two authorities were represented in the conference by President of the General Tax Authority Ahmed bin Issa Al Mohannadi and Assistant Chairman of the GAC for Customs Affairs Mohammed Ahmed Al Mohannadi.

During the conference, the delegation was briefed on the role of digitization and automation in enriching the experience of taxpayers, in addition to ways to elevate tax culture, contribute to raising the level of voluntary compliance, and raise public awareness of taxpayers, customers including importers and exporters, as well as researchers.

The most important global and local experiences and developments in the tax sector, digital transformation, and electronic billing that the system is currently witnessing, were also reviewed during the conference.

The two-day conference discussed a number of axes related to supporting national economies by encouraging investment and adopting economic initiatives, the importance of the customs role for security and trade facilitation, mechanisms for voluntary commitment with dealers, and integration between customs and taxes in the process of controlling the inputs of local markets.

It also discussed the role of the “Authorized Economic Operator” program as a tool for the supply chain, the completion of the digital transformation in customs and tax services, the zakat and tax treatment of financial instruments, and other topics related to the conference and its agenda.




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