Saudi Labor Ministry, GAZT sign data exchange deal

Updated 04 November 2017

Saudi Labor Ministry, GAZT sign data exchange deal

RIYADH: The Ministry of Labor and Social Development on Thursday said it has entered into an information-sharing agreement with the General Authority for Zakat and Income Tax (GAZT).
The agreement “aims to enhance cooperation between the two entities, as well as implement a suitable mechanism that allows them to obtain data they need in order to efficiently carry out their tasks,” the ministry said.
The agreement includes information exchanges in the fields of data verification, follow-up and updating, it said.
This will avoid mistakes in data entry and assist in the launch of facilities and e-services, it added.
The ministry said the agreement reflects its keenness, and that of the GAZT, to raise awareness about the need for establishments to submit Zakat and income statements in order to avoid penalties.
The signing ceremony was led by Deputy Minister of Labor and Social Development Ahmed Al-Humaidan, and GAZT Gov. Suhail Abanmi.


Friday sermons in Saudi Arabia to focus on virus prevention

Updated 19 min 20 sec ago

Friday sermons in Saudi Arabia to focus on virus prevention

RIYADH: The Kingdom’s minister of Islamic affairs has called for Friday’s sermons to focus on COVID-19 precautionary and preventive measures.

Sheikh Abdullatif Al-Asheikh’s directive is part of the ministry’s efforts to raise awareness in Saudi society, as Friday sermons play a role in guiding people and provide an opportunity to remind them about government instructions to fight the coronavirus.

Al-Asheikh also called on speakers to highlight the Kingdom’s work in the context of the pandemic.