Fair legislation. Transparent processes.

Experience a tax regime at QFC that’s fair, transparent, administratively efficient and aligned to international standards. 

Competitive

Competitive corporation tax of 10% on locally sourced profits

Exemptions

Extensive tax exemptions for qualifying activities, dividends and capital gains.

No Withholding

No withholding of tax on payments out of Qatar.

DTAs

Double Taxation Agreements with 81 countries.

Nothing Personal

No personal income tax, wealth tax or Zakat.

Advance Ruling

Advance ruling service provides QFC-licensed firms with a high degree of certainty.

Incentives and Reliefs

As a reinsurer, captive insurer or if your business is 90% owned by a Qatari national, you can benefit from a concessionary tax rate of 0%.
 
If you have dividend receipts, returns on public treasury bonds or capital gains relating to the disposal of the majority of shareholdings (where more than a 10% interest is held), these are tax-free.
Should you have tax losses, these can be carried forward to set against future profits, without limit of time, but cannot be carried back.

Group relief is also available for QFC-licensed companies with a 75% ownership relationship. In addition, businesses newly setting up at QFC can apply for a cash tax-credit for tax losses incurred in the early years of start-up operations, subject to specified limits.

Supporting New Businesses

At QFC, we are keen to support new businesses, so if your company is a holding company, special-purpose company or investment fund (including property investment), then your profits are exempt from tax.

Tax Rulings

If you need to know how the tax regulations will impact your specific transactions, our efficient advance-ruling service will mean you’re informed within 30-days. The rulings are binding provided all facts have been fully disclosed, but you are free to revise and resubmit your return following a ruling.

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