Saudi Arabia: Invoice Language requirements

29 April 2019
Saudi Arabia Invoice Language Requirements


The tax authority in Saudi Arabia GAZT has released a guidance dealing with the language requirement for invoicing.

According to this guidance, Tax invoices in KSA must be issued in Arabic (in addition to any other language shown as a translation), with Arabic considered the authoritative information on the invoice. This means that if there is a discrepancy between the Arabic and foreign language translation, the Arabic version will take precedence. The guide further states that certain characters maybe reflected ‘Romanized’ format as part of the definitive Arabic portion of the invoice. For example, dates and currency symbols can be expressed in either Roman and Arabic characters and internationally accepted symbols.

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