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Qatar Business, Taxation and Offshore Information

Qatar is a Middle Eastern peninsula jutting north into the Persian Gulf. The country shares a border with Saudi Arabia, and is located between Bahrain to the northwest and the United Arab Emirates to the southeast; Iran lies north across the water. The terrain is largely flat, rocky desert with shifting sands, and with salt flats around the coast. The capital city is Doha; the city is one of five ports, the others being Umm Said, Al Khor, Al Wakrah, and Ras Laffan.

Qatar has a population of just over 1.9m (as at July 2012, including expatriates). It is estimated that 40% are Arab, 18% Indian, 18% Pakistani, and 10% Iranian, with 14% making up other ethnic groups. The principal religion is Islam. More »


Qatar Knowledge Base

Qatar: Country and Foreign Investment
A quick overview of Qatar - its history, geography, and business advantages.
Qatar Executive Summary »
Qatar Geography »
Qatar History, Population, Language and Culture »
Qatar Government and Judiciary »
Qatar Economy and Currency »
Qatar Entry and Residence »
Qatar Business Environment »
Qatar Investment Incentives »
Qatar Financial Centre Authority »

Qatar: Types of Company
A look at various types of company in Qatar, providing options to suit different business needs.
Qatar Limited Liability Company »
Qatar Public Shareholding Company »
Qatar Representative Office »
Qatar Branch »
Qatar General Partnership »
Qatar Partnership in Commendam »
Qatar Limited Share Partnership »
Qatar Joint Venture »

Qatar: Domestic Corporate Taxation
A guide detailing the scope and rate of taxes affecting companies in Qatar.
Qatar Scope of Income Tax »
Qatar Income Tax Rates »
Qatar Calculation of Taxable Base »
Qatar Filing Requirements and Payment of Tax »
Qatar Withholding Requirements »
Qatar Import Duty »

Qatar: Related Information
Other useful information pertinent to Qatar.
Qatar Personal Taxation »
Qatar Double Tax Treaties »
Map of Qatar »