Doing business guide KSA

Understanding the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s tax position

A country located in the Arabian Peninsula, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) is the largest oil producing country in the world. KSA has assumed a prominent place in the world with its Vision 2030 that is aimed at diversifying its non-oil government revenue. Under this vision, increase in urbanization, ease of doing business, and more focus on economic diversification will help pave the way for increased investment potential in the country.

Deloitte has created a series of Business Guides to help clients who are maintaining a business or looking to invest in countries across the Middle East.  

“Doing Business Guide KSA” includes a summary of important areas for investors in the Kingdom and those who are already present. The areas covered in this guide include the tax landscape, market overview, industries of opportunity, and the full details on how to enter the market, among other key subjects listed below:  

  • About Saudi Arabia
  • Market overview
    • Government 
    • Economy overview
    • Vision 2030
  • Industries of opportunity
    • Procedures for starting a business in Saudi Arabia
  • Entering the market
    • Doing business in Saudi Arabia
    • Tax incentives
    • Choice of business entity and setting up a company
    • Accounting principles/financial statements
    • Taxation in Saudi Arabia
    • Income tax and Witholding tax
    • Statutory compliance deadlines
    • Capital gains
    • Transfer pricing
    • Foreign income and tax treaties Saudi
    • Zakat
    • Value Added Tax (VAT)
    • GCC Unified Customs Tariff 2017
    • Understanding the fundamental Customs drivers and key Customs trends and areas of focus in the KSA
    • Excise duty
    • Real Estate Transfer Tax (RETT)
    • Land tax
    • Personal taxation and social security and pensions
Doing business guide KSA
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