Qatar: Mandatory taxpayer registration, new tax administration portal (Dhareeba)

Qatar: Mandatory taxpayer registration

Qatar’s general tax authority issued Circular No. 3 (30 June 2020) thus activating the taxpayer registration process in a new tax administration portal (Dhareeba). The new Dhareeba portal is effective 1 July 2020.

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Circular No. 3 provides:

  • The tax authority will no longer accept applications for taxpayer registration through the current tax administration system (TAS).
  • All taxpayers, including those currently registered in the TAS, must be registered via the Dhareeba portal.
  • All TAS-registered taxpayers must adjust their status and re-register in Dhareeba within 90 days (no later than 30 September 2020).
  • Taxpayers that register in the Dhareeba portal by 30 September 2020 will not be subject to penalties for failure to register and to obtain a tax card.

The new guidance measures include certain actions required of taxpayers such as collecting information for registration; determining that authorized representatives are appropriately registered; and appointing tax agents and persons authorized to sign required statements.

 

Read a July 2020 report prepared by KPMG International

 

For more information, contact a KPMG tax professional in Qatar:

Barbara Henzen | +974 445 76444 | bhenzen@kpmg.com

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