General Tax Authority receives delegates from Her Majesty Revenue & Customs (HMRC) UK.



The General Tax Authority has received official delegates from Her Majesty Revenue & Customs (HMRC), UK on a 5-day visit which was aimed at reviewing tax procedures and policies applied in the State of Qatar and exchanging experiences in common areas of interests between the two nations.

The visit, which lasted from 1 to 5 March 2020, covered daily meetings during which the delegation was briefed on the latest developments in the tax systems applied by the State of Qatar, in addition to identifying the main challenges faced by the General Tax Authority in the design and implementation of the new tax systems in order to benefit from the experience of the HMRC, in this regard.

His Excellency Mr. Ahmed Bin Eisa Al-Mohannadi, President of the General Tax Authority – said: “We are keen to benefit from the experience of the HM Revenue & Customs HMRC in managing the tax systems because of their considerable experience in this field. The meetings between the two sides have come out with significant results and recommendations that will have a definite impact on the development of tax mechanisms in the State of Qatar.”

In line with the economic aspirations of Qatar, and in achieving the vision of Qatar 2030, His Excellency affirmed that the authority is willing to share knowledge, tax policies and procedures between Qatar and other countries known for their exceptional taxation policies.

Mr. Bader Shaheen Al-Kuwari, Director of the Department of Agreements and International Cooperation – said: “The visit was aimed at reviewing the latest tax experiences and developments applied by the HM Revenue & Customs HMRC, focusing on the main areas of work, which are public policies, tax procedures and mechanisms. We have formed a joint working group between the two sides, which will follow up on the cooperation plan and exchange everyday experiences, according to the agreed work plan that will be developed based on the bilateral coordination that took place during this visit”.