General Tax Authority (GTA) chairman HE Ahmed bin Issa al-Mohannadi has said that the Qatar National Day underlines the identity and history of the State as it embodies the ideals and hopes upon which the State was founded.
HE al-Mohannadi said in remarks made to the Qatar News Agency (QNA) that, on this day, the Qatari people pledged allegiance and obedience to their leader Sheikh Jassim bin Mohamed bin Thani, and on this day feelings of love and gratitude are expressed for the people of Qatar who participated in building this society.
He said that this day also highlights the need to preserve all concepts of unity, friendliness, peace, and brotherhood between different members of society.
On the GTA's achievements and plans that stem from the Second National Development Strategy 2018-2020, HE al-Mohannadi affirmed that the GTA seeks to play its role in promoting Qatar National Vision 2030 and its quest to achieve sustainable economic development.
The authority strives to implement those tasks that will facilitate the implementation of the tax policy to enhance the State's revenues, and support the desired economic diversity for future generations.
HE al-Mohannadi pointed out that a tax system was launched this year.
The system has an integrated digital platform for managing tax transactions in the Qatar, in which the latest systems and technologies were used as an additional building block, in accordance with the highest international standards and systems.
In addition, two tax grievance committees were formed, a minimum tax on tobacco was applied, and selected goods that are exempt from tax and the conditions for their exemption from the beginning of 2020 were also identified.
HE al-Mohannadi noted that the GTA issued a number of decisions that help contain the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic on companies, such as extending the period for submitting tax returns for the year 2019, and extending the registration period in Dhareeba tax portal until the end of 2020.
He affirmed that the far-sighted vision of Qatar’s leadership contributed to transforming challenges into opportunities to encourage small and medium-sized companies that showed high resilience during the pandemic by adopting innovative and sustainable business strategies, forming, developing and supporting entrepreneurs and developing their capabilities to become individuals with high competence in the field of business and be able to compete and be creative.
The GTA pursued a flexible and creative strategy based on investment and discovery of skills and experiences within the authority as well as based on the exchange of work and experiences with other authorities in the country, by seconding experts, a matter which contributes to reducing the financial burden on the State.
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