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Qatar VAT Jan 2020

  • Feb 9, 2019 | Richard Asquith

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. Key features of the new Qatari regime will include:

  • VAT law and supporting Executive Regulations to be release Autumn 2019
  • Registration threshold of QAR364,000
  • VAT rates of 5% and 0% (exports, medicines, international transport)
  • Imports subject to VAT
  • Exemptions for financial services, and real estate
  • Monthly VAT reporting

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VP Global Indirect Tax
Richard Asquith
VP Global Indirect Tax Richard Asquith
Richard Asquith is VP Global Indirect Tax at Avalara, helping businesses understand their compliance obligations as they grow globally. He can be contacted at: richard.asquith@avalara.com. He is part of the European leadership team which won International Tax Review's 2019 Tax Technology Firm of the Year. Richard qualified as an accountant with KPMG in the UK, and went on to work in Hungary, Russia and France with EY.