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Oman: Expat faces fine, imprisonment and deportation for Tax Evasion
Muscat May 31, 2022:
An expat has been fined OMR 1,000 and was imprisoned for a month for non-adherence to tax returns submission. The court also ordered his deportation from the country at the end of his sentence.
Tax Authority said in a statement “The Court of First Instance in the Wilayat of Al Buraimi recently issued a court ruling against one of the companies operating in the Sultanate of Oman that is not obligated to submit tax returns for violating the provisions of the Income Tax Law issued by Royal Decree No. 28/2009 and committing a misdemeanor of non-compliance to submit tax returns.”
The Anti-Tax Evasion Department received a notification from one of the partners in the company on the mishandling of financial transactions. By referring to the records in its electronic system it was found that the accused did not file tax returns.