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Qatar approves draft VAT implementation law

  • May 2, 2017 | Richard Asquith

Qatar approves draft VAT implementation law

The Qatar cabinet has approved the draft VAT law today. It is expected that the legislation will be published shortly. It is expected that the standard VAT rate will be 5%.

Qatar is one of the six members of the Gulf Cooperation Council which are planning to launch harmonised VAT regimes from 1 January 2018.  The other countries are: Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.


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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.