UPDATE: Qatar and Kuwait plan to implement VAT

1 February 2022

Qatar has recently announced that it plans to finally introduce VAT at 5% during 2022 but has not provided an exact date. Kuwait has also confirmed it will follow Qatar by introducing VAT from 1 January 2023.

Qatar and Kuwait are part of the six-country Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), which have all agreed to implement a harmonised VAT regime of 5%. The GCC countries consist of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates.

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