Role & Objectives
The General Authority of Zakat and Tax (GAZT) aims to collect Zakat and taxes and facilitate taxpayers in achieving the highest degree of compliance.
- Collecting Zakat and taxes from taxpayers in accordance with the relevant regulations and instructions.
- Providing high-quality services to taxpayers to support them in fulfilling their duties.
- Liaising with taxpayers and taking the necessary measures to ensure the collection of dues.
- Raising awareness among taxpayers, enhancing the degree of understanding and voluntary commitment to compliance and GAZT requirements.
- Cooperating and exchanging experience and best practice with regional and international bodies and organizations.
- Representing the Kingdom in regional and international forums and conferences.
Revenues and Payments:
GAZT is making concerted efforts to develop the performance of its departments and branches, including the use of technology to expedite and facilitate services provided to taxpayers, and simplify procedures in line with regulations and instructions.
GAZT also aims to provide better services to taxpayers, and enhance its relationship with the public and private sectors, to encourage transparency and improve its social and economic contribution to society in Saudi Arabia.
In accordance with the directives of the National Transformation Program and the Kingdom’s Vision 2030, GAZT also aims to develop and enhance its e-services, making them more secure and flexible to promote the use of e-government services and provide a more satisfactory taxpayer experience.
These efforts have boosted the performance of GAZT in all areas, including the collection of Zakat and tax, which has contributed significantly to increasing revenues for the state budget.
Zakat collected by GAZT is deposited in a special account with the Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency (SAMA) before being
allocated to registered beneficiaries by the social security agency of the Ministry of Social Development.
Tax revenues are deposited at the Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency (SAMA) where they are used to cover public expenditures for many services provided by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques to citizens and residents.