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Tax System in Qatar

People working in Qatar enjoy tax-free salaries. Income Tax is levied on all foreign businesses operating in Qatar, whether the business is considered a natural person or a legal entity.

Business activity is defined as any profession, vocation, service, trade, industry, speculation, contractual work or any business carried on for the purpose of making a profit or income, including the exploitation of moveable or immoveable property, such as real estate.

The corporate tax rate for foreign-owned companies, as of January 1, 2010, is a flat rate of 10 per cent, which replaces a previous progressive rate. The flat rate applies to business revenues only, not those of individuals.

Normal business expenses are deductible.Losses may be carried forward to a maximum of three years.

Individuals – either natural persons or corporate entities – are taxed on the taxable income derived from the State during the previous taxation year.

Income from the State includes gross income from: Income from natural resources and gross income are subject to tax under a double taxation agreement.

Rental incomes and capital gains from business activity are taxed at the 10 percent flat rate.

Tax Exemptions

Capital gains not related to businesses are exempt.

Tax exemptions also exist for:

For further details please contact

The Contact Center can be reached via telephone at 109 (inside Qatar), 44069999 or by fax at 44069998 or live chat. The e-mail address is

»» (Publication Government of Qatar, On: 01/01/2012 We are not responsible for any amendment to this data )

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