Qatar plans to introduce VAT on January 2019

The decision by the Supreme GCC Council to implement VAT in the six GCC countries was taken in 2016. Keep up to date with the latest news and developments for Qatar as they happen with VATlive.

Qatar is aiming to introduce VAT on 1 January 2019.

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Qatar VAT Jan 2020

February 09, 2019

Qatar is now expected to be the fourth Arab Gulf state to introduce a 5% VAT in January 2020. This follows Saudi Arabia, UAE and Bahrain.

Qatar VAT delay until after 2019

December 20, 2018

The Qatar Ministry of Finance has confirmed that it will not introduce a Value Added Tax regime in 2019. The ministry stated it is still evaluating the potential impacts.

Qatar aims for 1 Jan 2019 VAT

March 4, 2018

Qatar is aiming to introduce VAT on 1 January 2019. It is a member of the 6 Gulf Cooperation Council states that committed to...

VAT causes inflation?

January 6, 2018

As the first two Gulf states, Saudi Arabia and UAE, join this week the other 160-plus countries with a VAT regime, the old objection...

Arab Gulf VAT live today

 January 1, 2018

Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have today become the two latest states to impose Value Added Tax on their consumers.  From...

Arab Gulf VAT update

October 30, 2017

The six member states of the Gulf Co-operation Council agreed under the Gulf VAT Treaty this year to introduce 5% VAT as a harmonised, VAT...

Gulf ready for VAT?

May 25, 2017

As the six Arab Gulf states prepare for the launch of 5% VAT from 1 January 2018, many questions and concerns remain unaddressed. Legal...

Qatar approves draft VAT implementation law

May 3, 2017

The Qatar cabinet has approved the draft VAT law today. It is expected that the legislation will be published shortly. It is expected that...

GCC publishes VAT treaty

April 29, 2017

The Gulf Co-operation Council, which incorporates six Arab Gulf States, last week published its VAT Treaty, outlining the proposed January 2018 common VAT regime. ...

Gulf zero-rated VAT supplies

April 23, 2017

The six members of the Gulf Cooperation Council have confirmed the supplies which will be zero-rated for VAT purposes.  This means they will be...

Gulf VAT 7 planning issues

March 27, 2017

From the 1 January 2018, the six Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) states will implement 5% VAT.  The six countries are: Bahrain; Kuwait; Oman; Qatar;...

Ready for VAT in the Gulf – 2018

March 9, 2017

Many businesses trading in the Arabian Gulf region remain unprepared for the implementation of Value Added Tax in the six Gulf Co-operation Council states. ...