General Information

What is the purpose of imposing the tax?

The tax is an essential means adopted to finance government expenditures, such as parks, roads, education, and health services.
The tax imposed on some harmful goods also positively affects the individual’s behavior and urges him to reduce their consumption, such as tobacco products, soft drinks, and energy drinks.

Will the application of indirect taxes affect economic growth in Qatar?

Indirect taxes will contribute to Qatar National Vision 2030 by creating a source of income that is not dependent on hydrocarbon resources invested in achieving sustainable and long-term economic growth.
The high standard of living in modern societies requires the collection of taxes to support spending on schools, libraries, highways, hospitals, fire and police services, garbage collection, national defense, and government salaries.

Where is the General Tax Authority located, and what are the working hours?

GTA headquarters: Al-Taawon Tower, Majlis Al-Taawon Street Working hours: Sunday to Thursday, from 7 am to 2 pm.

When was the General Tax Authority established?

The General Tax Authority was established, under Emiri Decree No. 77 of 2018, to achieve the Qatar National Vision 2030 and create sustainable growth for the country’s economy

What is the role of the General Tax Authority?

It is the governmental authority responsible for administering, collecting, and applying taxes in the State of Qatar. The responsibilities include setting policies and legislation, providing services to taxpayers, examining and following-up, grievance, dispute resolution, and reporting.