Doing business guide Qatar

Understanding the Qatar tax position

Qatar has launched its National Vision 2030 that will serve as a clear roadmap that guides economic, social, human and environmental development of the country in the coming decades. This is with the aim to increase competition, attract more investments, and stimulate further growth. Qatar has also established itself as one of the world's leading producers and exporters of liquified natural gas, making it an attractive hub for investors.

With this in mind, we are pleased to launch the first issue of Doing Business Guide Qatar, a first stop document for investors wishing to gain a working perspective on the operating conditions and investment climate in the country. The topics included in the guide are as listed below:

  • About Qatar
  • Legal and regulatory framework
    • Entering the market
    • Mainland establishments
    • Most common forms of business entities available in the mainland regime
    • Qatar Financial Centre
    • Salient features of the QFC regime
    • Free Zone establishments
  • Taxation in Qatar
    • Key considerations to ensure compliance with Qatar’s Income Tax Law
    • Penalties for non-compliance
    • Qatar Financial Center
    • Free Zones
    • Foreign investment regulations
    • Protection of industrial and intellectual property
    • Imports and exports
  • Immigration and labor landscape
    • Work authorization
    • Ultimate beneficial owner

We welcome the opportunity to discuss your specific needs and provide you with a better understanding of the issues discussed in this material. Please do not hesitate to contact us on the following email Alternatively, you can contact one of our Tax leaders listed on the last page of the guide.

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