VAT Draft to Hit General Authority of Zakat and Tax in ‘Weeks’

Saudi Arabia's General Authority of Zakat and Tax will publish the value-added tax (VAT) draft on its electronic portal within the next two weeks, Reuters reports, citing local media reported.

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