Saudi Finance Minister Issues Amendment To Income Tax Deductions For International Communications Services

The official newspaper Umm Al-Qura published Saudi Finance Minister Muhammad bin Abdullah Al-Jadaan’s decision to amend a paragraph of the Income Tax System Executive Regulation, which regulates income tax deductions for international communications services .

Decision no. 484 of the Minister of Finance established that paragraph (5) of article 63 of the executive regulation of the income tax system issued with ministerial resolution n. (1535) of 6/11/1425 AH, and its amendments, have been amended.

The amendments established that: “international telephone services means: any sum paid to a non-resident person for services relating to the provision of international telephone services from the Kingdom, and amounts paid for the use by a local telecommunications company of an international telecommunications company’s network to transmit, transfer or receive calls made by a subscriber in the United Kingdom when requesting an international call and charges paid to international telecommunications companies for the services of international roaming.

The decision stipulated that it would apply to amounts paid from the date of its publication in the Official Gazette.

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