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Qatar: Tax developments in response to COVID-19

General Information

This page offers an overview of tax developments being reported globally by KPMG member firms in response to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).

The content will be updated regularly. However, due to the fast-moving pace of change, it may not always reflect the most current developments in a given jurisdiction. Please refer to the date of accuracy and refer to the relevant links, under additional information, for original source information.

Date accurate as of: 29 April 2020

The General Authority of Customs in addressing the effects of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has issued a directive exempting food and medical equipment from customs duties for a period of six months, effective from 23 March 2020. The exemption from customs duty applies for 905 different items listed in the customs clearance system. These included basic food items and a number of medical devices.

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The General Tax Authority of Qatar issued guidance providing a two-month extension of the due date for filing tax returns for the year ending 31 December 2019. 

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The deadline for reporting the financial account information under the common reporting standard (CRS) has been extended to 31 August 2020.

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