Kuwait: Extended deadlines for tax return filing, tax payment (COVID-19)
Kuwait: Extended deadlines for tax return filing
The Ministry of Finance issued guidance providing an extension of deadlines with respect to the filing of tax returns, making tax settlements, and filing objections and appeals as relief measures in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
The guidance provides relief for business taxpayers regarding corporate income tax, Zakat, and tax procedural deadlines.
In general, the filing deadlines for tax returns are extended for:
- 60 days from the date when the Ministry of Finance resumes operations for taxpayers whose fiscal year-end is either 31 December 2019 or 31 January 2020
- 30 days from the date when the Ministry of Finance resumes operations for taxpayers whose fiscal year-end is before 31 December 2019
Read a June 2020 report [PDF 78 KB] prepared by the KPMG member firm in Kuwait
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