Qatar operates under a territorial taxation system, requiring business entities to pay corporate taxes, even if they are not incorporated in Qatar, as long as they generate income from the country.
Companies based in Qatar are mandated to pay corporate income tax at a fixed rate of 10% on any income derived from Qatar. This includes income from activities conducted in Qatar, contracts executed within the country, income from Qatar real estate, and income from shares of resident companies in Qatar.
It’s crucial to note that companies are exempt from corporate tax if they do not generate any income from Qatar. However, companies that have entered into a special agreement with the Qatari government may be subject to a different tax rate.
Special arrangements are in place for companies in the petroleum and petrochemicals industry, where a minimum corporate income tax rate of 35% is imposed on income derived from these sectors.
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