Going to or leaving Saudi Arabia
|Tax authority||The General Authority of Zakat & Tax (GAZT)|
|Tax year||Not applicable|
|Tax return due date||Not applicable|
|Is joint filling possible||No|
|Are tax return extensions possible||No|
|Local information||Tax authority|
|Details||The General Authority of Zakat & Tax (GAZT)|
|Local information||Tax year|
|Local information||Tax return due date|
|Local information||Is joint filling possible|
|Local information||Are tax return extensions possible|
2020 income tax rates
|Taxable income band||National income tax rates|
|Taxable income band||
|National income tax rates||
There is no personal income tax in Saudi Arabia.
A flat income tax rate of 20% is applied to the tax-adjusted profit of resident non-Saudi and non-GCC individuals.
Non-residents who do not have a legal registration or a permanent establishment in Saudi Arabia are subject to withholding tax on their income derived from a source in Saudi Arabia. A Saudi resident entity must withhold tax from payments made to such non-residents with respect to income derived from Saudi Arabia. This rule applies regardless of whether the Saudi entity is a taxpayer. The withholding tax rates are:
- management fees are taxed at 20%
- dividends, interest, rent, payments made for technical and consulting services, payments for air tickets, freight or marine, shipping, international telephone services, and insurance or reinsurance premiums are taxed at 5%
- royalties, payments made to head office or an affiliated company for services and payments for other services are taxed at 15%
- all other payments are taxed at 15%
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