Qatar Considering Excise Tax Expansion
December 28, 2022
Qatar’s Minister of Finance (“Minister”) recently announced that the Ministry of Finance is working with other authorities to implement measures that would increase non-oil and gas revenues. One such measure includes expanding the list of goods covered by the excise tax. The Minister noted that spending on salaries and wages would increase during 2023, while spending on major infrastructure projects would decrease, leading to an increase of 16.3 percent in revenues.