Our Services

Our suite of services is tailored to match the unique needs of your business. With an existing clientele across varied industries and segments, we have gained a commanding awareness of how different businesses work. This combined with our expertise both at the local and international level places us at an advantage to ensure that our services meet all required auditing standards while also adding tangible value to your business.

Assurance Services

We attempt to go beyond just keeping your stakeholders happy. While we ensure that your business is audited ethically and independently according to legal requirements, we also try and understand how your business and financial systems perform so that we can find ways to improve.

External Audit
Our External Audit services ensure that your company is audited according to international standards of auditing and international financial reporting standards.

Internal Audit
Our Internal Audit team in association with  Rajesh Mehra & Associates works with a flexible yet thorough approach to deliver timely insights and an independent review of your business.

To know more on internal audit services, contact us

Accounting support
We offer a host of services to support routine accounting functions for hassle-free efficiency. We assist in selection and implementation of ERP Software and off-the-shelf Accounting Package. Our capability also covers the supervision of accounting functions in an organisation and batch processing of accounting records in any accounting software preferred by our clients.

Tax Services

Our comprehensive income tax services are provided in compliance with Law No: 21 of 2009 and Law No: 24 of 2018 that are listed below:
  • Tax filing services
  • Obtaining of income tax clearance certificates
  • Share transfer services (refer attachment for understanding the process to transfer shares)
  • Withholding taxes consultation
  • Tax card Applications


Following are the requirements for tax card application

1. Copy of the latest Commercial Registration
2. Copy of the latest Municipal Approval
3. Copy of the Computer card (immigration card)
4. Partnership agreement / Memorandum of understanding
5. Copy of Partners ID copy ( If Qatari ID is not available, then Copy of Passport ; If the partners in the trade license are company’s rather than individuals, then the copy of the company’s trade license and the articles of association will also be required)

Download tax card application

Company Formation Services

The regulations relating to the structure and governance of companies are governed by the Commercial Companies Law, Law No. (5) of 2002 and Law No. (11) of 2015.

Foreign investors generally operate in Qatar by adopting one of the following structures:

Establish a wholly owned branch of a foreign company by obtaining a Ministerial Decree to carry out a project which facilitates economic development or the performance of a public service. This type of company formation is very complex and approval is normally granted for companies involved in exploration and management of natural resources, large contractors involved in projects such as New Doha International Project, Lusail Project, oil and gas projects and governmental projects.

Establish a limited liability company with a Qatari partner to engage in commerce, industry, agriculture and services, provided the foreign investor's share in the capital does not exceed 49% and the company is incorporated in accordance with the Commercial Company Law.

Download detailed process on formation of a limited liability company

Download english version of Company Law (Law No.5 2002)

Labour Law Services

A new Labour Law no:14 was issued in May 2004 replacing the earlier Law no: 3 of 1962, further changes were made by Law No. 21 of 2015 which was enforced on December 13, 2016. After that a new Law No. 1 of 2017 to regulate entry and exit of expatriates was introduced. Further as per new legislation Law No. 13 of 2018 was issued to amend provisions of the Law No. 21 of 2015 and Law No. 1 of 2017. The new comprehensive law provides for the protection of the rights of workers, both national and expatriate, and gives rights for Qatari individuals the right to form worker's association.

With this new law migrant workers covered by the labour code will be able to leave Qatar without having to obtain exit permit. Highlights of the new labour law are as under:
  • The new law has already been executed December of last year.
  • Approval from previous employer will no longer be needed after obtaining new employment.
  • Contract-based employment for expats will be the new governing policy.
  • With the taking effect of the new law, exit permit will no longer be required for travel.
  • The two-year ban that was adhered to before will not be applied on the new work visa.
  • An employee who was able to obtain new employment can easily return to Qatar.
  • New employment contracts have to be approved by the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs.
  • Employees must inform their employers three days before leaving the country, via Metrash2
  • All old employment contracts should have been replaced with new contracts as per requirements of the new law.
  • Open-ended contracts can be terminated by the employee so long as he already served a minimum of five years with his employer.
  • The date upon signing the new employment contract will be the start of his employment year.
  • Fixed-term contracts shall not exceed the five year standard period.
  • Approval from the Ministry of Interior and the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs is needed for an employee to change employment without NOC from previous employer at the end of his contract period.
  • Recruiters or sponsors who will allow their foreign employees to work for another company or party without the approval from MOI and MOLSA will pay a fine of QR50,000 and jail term of up to three years.
  • With the death of a sponsor or closing down of the company, an employee can transfer sponsorship with the approval of MOI and MOLSA.
  • A fine of QR10,000 up to QR25,000 will be paid by the employers for keeping the passport of their employees.
  • MADSLA now requires job contract before approving the working visa application, so employers are requested to give their prospective workers a copy of their contract for them to be aware of the terms and conditions of their employment even before they leave their country of origin.
  • Employees can apply for exit permits themselves on agencies approved by the Ministry of Interior even without the permission of their employer. Requests can be approved within three working days.
  • Employees will not be granted permit to return to Qatar before the end of his contract period if he terminates his job contract and left the country before completing the period of work stated on his contract.
  • If a foreign worker gets fired from a job as a form of disciplinary action without appealing for his dismissal, or if the court rejected his pleas, then he shall not be allowed or granted passage to Qatar for four years.


Brief areas of the Labour Laws are discussed below:

Minimum Pay
Qatar does not have any minimum fixed wages for most of the sectors.

Notice Pay
Article 49 of the Labour Law deals with Notice Pay which stipulates in the case of an indefinite duration service contract, the notice period is as follows:

If the period of service is less than one year, the notification period shall be at least one weekIf the period of service is more than one year and less than five years, the notification period shall be at least two weeksIf the period of service is more than five years, the notification period shall be at least one month.

End of Service Benefits
Article 54 of the Labour Law states that every employee who has completed one year of continuous employment is entitled to End of Service Benefits .

The law stipulates that the End of Service Benefit must be a minimum of three weeks' salary for every year of employment. The last withdrawn Basic Salary will be used as base for calculations of End of Service Benefits.

Article 56 of the Labour Law also states that if an employer maintains a retirement system or a similar system which secures a better benefit for the employees than the End of Service Benefit (According to Article 54 of the Labor Law), then the employer will not be obliged to pay the End of service.

Leave Salary
Article 79 of the Labour Law states that every employee who has completed one year of continuous service shall be entitled to a Leave Salary which is calculated as follows:

If the period of service is less than five years, the leave salary has to be a minimum of three weeks basic salaryIf the period of service is more than five years, the leave salary has to be a minimum of four weeks basic salary

Download the English version of the new Labour Law

Labour Law Services

A new Labour Law no:14 was issued in May 2004 replacing the earlier Law no: 3 of 1962, further changes were made by Law No. 21 of 2015 which was enforced on December 13, 2016. After that a new Law No. 1 of 2017 to regulate entry and exit of expatriates was introduced. Further as per new legislation Law No. 13 of 2018 was issued to amend provisions of the Law No. 21 of 2015 and Law No. 1 of 2017. The new comprehensive law provides for the protection of the rights of workers, both national and expatriate, and gives rights for Qatari individuals the right to form worker's association.

With this new law migrant workers covered by the labour code will be able to leave Qatar without having to obtain exit permit. Highlights of the new labour law are as under:
  • The new law has already been executed December of last year.
  • Approval from previous employer will no longer be needed after obtaining new employment.
  • Contract-based employment for expats will be the new governing policy.
  • With the taking effect of the new law, exit permit will no longer be required for travel.
  • The two-year ban that was adhered to before will not be applied on the new work visa.
  • An employee who was able to obtain new employment can easily return to Qatar.
  • New employment contracts have to be approved by the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs.
  • Employees must inform their employers three days before leaving the country, via Metrash2
  • All old employment contracts should have been replaced with new contracts as per requirements of the new law.
  • Open-ended contracts can be terminated by the employee so long as he already served a minimum of five years with his employer.
  • The date upon signing the new employment contract will be the start of his employment year.
  • Fixed-term contracts shall not exceed the five year standard period.
  • Approval from the Ministry of Interior and the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs is needed for an employee to change employment without NOC from previous employer at the end of his contract period.
  • Recruiters or sponsors who will allow their foreign employees to work for another company or party without the approval from MOI and MOLSA will pay a fine of QR50,000 and jail term of up to three years.
  • With the death of a sponsor or closing down of the company, an employee can transfer sponsorship with the approval of MOI and MOLSA.
  • A fine of QR10,000 up to QR25,000 will be paid by the employers for keeping the passport of their employees.
  • MADSLA now requires job contract before approving the working visa application, so employers are requested to give their prospective workers a copy of their contract for them to be aware of the terms and conditions of their employment even before they leave their country of origin.
  • Employees can apply for exit permits themselves on agencies approved by the Ministry of Interior even without the permission of their employer. Requests can be approved within three working days.
  • Employees will not be granted permit to return to Qatar before the end of his contract period if he terminates his job contract and left the country before completing the period of work stated on his contract.
  • If a foreign worker gets fired from a job as a form of disciplinary action without appealing for his dismissal, or if the court rejected his pleas, then he shall not be allowed or granted passage to Qatar for four years.


Brief areas of the Labour Laws are discussed below:

Minimum Pay
Qatar does not have any minimum fixed wages for most of the sectors.

Notice Pay
Article 49 of the Labour Law deals with Notice Pay which stipulates in the case of an indefinite duration service contract, the notice period is as follows:

If the period of service is less than one year, the notification period shall be at least one weekIf the period of service is more than one year and less than five years, the notification period shall be at least two weeksIf the period of service is more than five years, the notification period shall be at least one month.

End of Service Benefits
Article 54 of the Labour Law states that every employee who has completed one year of continuous employment is entitled to End of Service Benefits .

The law stipulates that the End of Service Benefit must be a minimum of three weeks' salary for every year of employment. The last withdrawn Basic Salary will be used as base for calculations of End of Service Benefits.

Article 56 of the Labour Law also states that if an employer maintains a retirement system or a similar system which secures a better benefit for the employees than the End of Service Benefit (According to Article 54 of the Labor Law), then the employer will not be obliged to pay the End of service.

Leave Salary
Article 79 of the Labour Law states that every employee who has completed one year of continuous service shall be entitled to a Leave Salary which is calculated as follows:

If the period of service is less than five years, the leave salary has to be a minimum of three weeks basic salaryIf the period of service is more than five years, the leave salary has to be a minimum of four weeks basic salary

Download the English version of the new Labour Law

Foreign Trade Services

Foreign trade in Qatar is regulated by the Qatar Customs Law No:5 of 1988.

Imports
A person wishing to import goods into Qatar must be registered in the Importers Register and must be approved by the Qatar Chamber of Commerce and Industry (QCCI).

Import Rates
Article 49 of the Labour Law deals with Notice Pay which stipulates in the case, The standard rate of Customs duty on Imports in Qatar is 5% (on the CIF value of goods). The rate is higher for Steel (10 mm above) which is charged at 20%, Tobacco is charged at 100%. Goods manufactured in the GCC countries are exempt from customs duty provided they are accompanied by a certificate of origin issued by the Chamber of Commerce in the GCC state of origin.

Exports
No Duties are currently levied on exports.

We provide Assistance in:
Obtaining Registration in the Importers Register
Availing Duty Exemptions if products qualify for Duty Exemptions
Determining Temporary Imports
Determining proper Valuations on Imported Items

Consultancy Services

Our dedicated Consulting team provides feasibility study assistance for new start up’s and also for existing entities. We also provide performance Improvement and Technology Advisory Services.

Feasibility Study / Business Plan Service
Our feasibility Study / Business Plan Services are extended to both start up entity’s and also availed by existing entity’s for expanding into new products, regions or service lines.

We customize the feasibility study/ Business plan to specifically cater to our customer’s requirement.  

Download a full table of contents of our comprehensive Feasibility Study/Business Plan.

Performance Improvement Advisory Service
Most of the company’s management are coming under pressure by the shareholders to show growth both revenues and profitability. This is a normal phenomenon and management teams have to deal with it by having it on their ‘to – do’ lists. But achieving this requires, first and foremost, knowing where to start and focus. Which business functions and processes, which market sectors, what resources both financial and human are required and which efforts will yield the greatest rewards. Our Detailed list of performance improvement advisory services is listed below:

- Sales and Marketing plan
- Operational PlanBusiness Turnaround plan
- HR management plan

Technology Advisory Service
Our seasoned IT Professional are skilled in providing risk based IT functions that assist our clients in strategically aligning, managing and governing their IT Systems, so that our customers can improve their operational efficiency. Our Detailed list of Technology advisory services is listed below:

- System selection Advisory services
- System effectiveness Advisory services
- System implementation Advisory services
- Emerging Technologies Advisory services

If you have a business challenge in Qatar, you need a local expert with global expertise.

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