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Companies intending to carry out business in Qatar must have a legal presence in the state. This may be by virtue of a company, branch office, trade representative office or agency relationship. Incorporating a company is usually the most suitable approach if the foreign investor intends to have a long-term presence in Qatar.

 

The Qatari economy, together with all of the other GCC countries, has been affected by the recent economic changes, most notably the fall in oil prices coupled with volatility in the stock markets after China devalued its currency. Due to its vast natural gas reserves and emphasis on liquefied natural gas exports, Qatar is one of the best...

 

A new tax law was introduced in Qatar with effect from January 1, 2010. Since then, we have seen significant changes by the Qatar Tax Department (QTD) in its interpretation of specific provisions of the law and developments in the way it is implemented. There has been some official written guidance on this, in particular the issuance of...

 

The current tax rules in Qatar are governed by Law No. 21 of 2009, which came into force with effect from January 1, 2010. The executive regulations, effective from July 1, 2011, contain the detailed rules related to the administration of the tax regime. The Qatar Tax Department (QTD) also issues circulars from time to time to provide guidance...

 

The Middle East has traditionally been an attractive region from a tax perspective. According to the PwC and World Bank “Paying Taxes 2016” study, Qatar is ranked first in the world in terms of ease of paying taxes. With the pronounced decline in oil prices impacting both the public and private sectors, new reforms, including changes to...

 

Built-up area: 120,000 sq metres Gross leasable area: 40,000 sq metres Cost: $823.2m Completion: Q3 2016 A luxury destination inspired by an Italian piazza. The focus of the project is on high-end, unique food and beverage outlets ranging from outdoor cafes to fine dining restaurants. It will be supported by exclusive fashion retailers unique...