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Risk of non-issuance of Zakat/Tax certificate
The General Authority of Zakat and Tax (GAZT) online web portal ‘ERAD’ has started rejecting requests for Zakat/tax certificates if there are any pending Value Added Tax (VAT) matters also.
It appears that both the direct and indirect tax compliance are now linked and any non-compliance may have an adverse impact on direct tax affairs.
In order to obtain the zakat/tax certificate in a timely manner, zakat/taxpayers should ensure that they are in compliant with the VAT regulations and should have no pending direct or indirect tax matters with the GAZT.