Posted by : Aahil Shaik
Wednesday, March 22, 2023
ZATCA clarifies regulations for the entry of Medicines into Saudi Arabia
The Zakat, Tax and Customs Authority (ZATCA) in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia clarified the regulations governing the importation of medicines into the country. Follow Saudi Expatriates on Google News
Medicines are among the restricted products whose entry needs a sealed medical prescription that’s need to be presented to the representative of the Food and Drug Authority at the customs port, the ZATCA authority stated on its official Twitter handle.
– The medical prescription must include a statement indicating to the patient’s need for the medication. It also provides the drug’s scientific name, as different countries use different trade names, and it must refer to the drugs effectiveness.
No tax on employee salaries, allowances and rewards – ZATCA
– Earlier this, The Zakat, Tax and Customs Authority confirmed that the tax does not applies to workers wages, salaries, allowances and rewards that the employee receives from his employer.
– The authority added that, you can deduct expenses in the tax return if they are in the context of carrying out economic activity only, and the tax has been incurred on them.