Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Country Knowledge

Our local member provided the following preliminary information about doing business in this country.
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General information

Languages :

  • Arabic
  • English

Population : 35 million

Currency: Saudi Arbaian Riyal

Current Exchange Rate to USD: 1 USD= SR 3.75

Standard corporate income tax rate:

20% of net income

Standard dividend withholding tax rates:

5% - 20%

Standard Interest withholding tax:

5 %

Standard royalty withholding tax rate:

15 %

Laws and government

Common law: Yes

Civil law: No

Religious: Combined with common law

Other infos about legal system :


Federal / national only?: National

State / provincial too?: Provincial

Other infos about governmental layers:

Member of Gulf Corporation Council

Data privacy rules?:


Data security rules?:


Standards & Tax treaties

Number of tax treaties: Available

Type of tax: VAT

Taxes on foreign products?: 15% -20%

Taxes on foreign services?: 15 %

Typical time and cost to incorporate a local private company: Cost SR 50,000 and 2-3 months

Typical time and cost to register a branch of a foreign company: Cost SR 50,000 and 2-3 months

Typical business/tax/other issues in the country:


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