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Saudi Arabia Announces Merger of the Secretariats of the Tax and Customs Committees — Orbitax Tax News & Alerts

The Saudi General Secretariat of Zakat, Tax, and Customs Committees (GSZTCC) has issued a release announcing the recent merger of the General Secretariat of Tax Committee (GSTC) and the General Secretariat of Customs Committee (GSCC), resulting in the GSZTCC. The merger was provided for by a decision issued on 12 September 2021 by the Board of Directors of the Saudi Zakat, Tax, and Customs Authority (ZATCA) and follows the merger of tax and customs authorities earlier in the year. According to the release, the merger is meant to increase the level of integration and efficiency and to standardize the organizational, administrative, and technical procedures to achieve the highest levels of quality in enabling the efficient settlement of Zakat, Tax, and Customs disputes.