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Qatar: VAT regime now expected in 2020

Qatar: VAT regime now expected in 2020

A value added tax (VAT) regime in Qatar is expected to be effective beginning from 1 January 2020, with VAT being broadly imposed at a rate of 5%.


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VAT is expected to affect all businesses in Qatar—either directly or indirectly—and will have implications for most sales of goods and services in Qatar (with limited exceptions such as financial services and insurance). VAT-registered businesses would be able to claim a credit for the amount of VAT paid on expenditures relating to their taxable business activities. Thus, businesses may need to consider certain actions before implementation of the VAT regime.


Read a 2018 report [PDF 3.5 MB] prepared by the KPMG member firm in Qatar

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