Member exclusive event – Riyadh – 3rd January 2023

The extension of the tax amnesty scheme by ZATCA has been welcomed by the industry at large.  Join Wathiq’s tax experts at our exclusive and insightful seminar on January 3rd, 2023, to understand the prompt actions to be taken to benefit from the tax amnesty scheme and key adjustments for year-closing from tax prescriptive.

•    Date: January 3rd 2023
•    Time: 6pm to 8pm KSA
•    Location: Courtyard by Marriott Riyad Olaya – Tuwaiq Meeting room, 4th Floor
•    Address: Olaya District, Moussa Bin Noussair Street, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

·         Introduction: Fazeela Gopalani, Head of ACCA Middle East
·         ACCA Update: Malek Sarieddine, Regional Business Development Manager
·         Indirect Tax Updates in Saudi: Update by Arslan Mushtaq, Regional Partner – Tax, Wathiq and Rashid Ghulam Akbar, Regional Director – Tax, Wathiq
o    Year-End Closing – KSA Tax Perspective
o    Overview of Amnesty (Tax Penalty)
o    Scope – Fines and penalties
o    What is not included in Tax Penalty Amnesty
o    Conditions for benefiting from the amnesty
o    Key takeaways
·         Close & Networking

Arslan Mushtaq, Regional Partner – Tax, Wathiq
Arslan leads the team at our Tax division. His experience spans over 19 years of post-qualification tenure in VAT, Assurance and Internal Audit working at PwC, KPMG and FRHI in the UK and UAE. A pro-networker and badminton player, Arslan has served a large range of companies and groups of all sizes, ranging from multinational companies to family-owned businesses. He has acquired both firm and industry experience and served a number of clients in Financial Services, Media, F&B, Hospitality, Manufacturing, Real estate and construction sectors. Clients reach out to Arslan to seek his expertise in UK & GCC Tax, Excise and Customs Duty, Zakat, as well as financial planning, budgeting, contract reviews, financial reporting, development of policies procedures.  

Rashid Ghulam Akbar, Regional Director – Tax, Wathiq
Rashid is one of our leaders in the Tax division. He is a Fellow Certified Chartered Accountant (FCCA) and a Master’s in Applied Accounting. Rashid is also one of our registered tax agents at the Federal Authority of Tax (FTA) in the UAE. With command over English and Arabic, his publications regularly surface the digital space on tax-related matters of the GCC and engage in dialogues with various industry leaders. He brings nearly 2 decades of experience and is also an alumni of Deloitte in the UAE. Rashid keeps himself, the firm and our clients abreast with updates on the regulatory changes in the tax framework. Your go to man for any tax-related matters.  
Registration is mandatory as spaces at this event are limited. I very much look forward to seeing you,

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