Putting the VAT implementation on track
Qatar and all other GCC member states signed the Gulf Cooperation Council VAT Framework Agreement in November 2016. It calls for all Gulf states to introduce VAT and to establish national VAT laws in accordance with it.
Qatar has previously planned to introduce the VAT regime in 2022, however this was pushed back due to inflation and financial complications caused by Covid-19. As the world recovers from Pandemic, Qatar is considering plans to implement a 5% VAT regime in the course 2023.