Qatar to Levy Airport Tax

August 29, 2016 Taxation in Qatar

air travelDOHA –

From August 30th the government of Qatar will levy an airport tax on passengers coming through the Hamad International Airport.

The new tax will be levied at a rate of QAR 35 (approx. USD 9.60), on all passengers, including transit passengers.

The tax will begin to be levied on all tickets issued from August 30th for travel starting from December 1st.

Any tickets already purchased, or tickets for travel prior to December will escape the new tax.

The revenues gathered from the tax are intended to be used to help pay for expansions in the airport’s capacity and infrastructure.

The implementation of airport taxes in Gulf States is an increasingly popular option to raise extra tax revenues, as governments struggle to raise revenues amidst continually low prices for oil.

It is estimated that 1.33 million passengers travel through Hamad International Airport each year, although the number is expected to increase during the World Club in 2022.

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