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  • Service: Tax, Global Compliance Management Services, International Tax
  • Type: Regulatory update
  • Date: 10/29/2013

Qatar - Tax refund system for foreign companies 

October 29: The tax administration in Qatar has established a separate refund division, and companies doing business in Qatar may seek to invoke the new refund system.

Under the old Qatar tax law, tax refunds (such as relief under an income tax treaty) were almost non-existent.


Since January 2010 when a withholding tax regime under Qatar’s new tax code was effective, and given Qatar’s growing list of tax treaties, more foreign entities have been able to use the refund mechanism.


Read an October 2013 report prepared by KPMG International: Qatar – Recovering tax under new refund system




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