Middle East Tax and other measures in response to COVID-19

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Based on information received from countries as of 15/09/2020

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) threat, many countries around the world are implementing emergency tax measures to support their economies.

This dedicated COVID-19 Middle East web page includes an overview of all emergency tax and other measures announced across the Middle East. These measures include postponement of the filing and payment of taxes, reductions in taxes and government fees, loan repayment deferrals, and stimulus packages to support the local economies.

Please visit the PwC Global COVID-19 web page for an overview of tax measures announced in more than 130 countries (including the Middle East).



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This page gathers together information on matters of general guidance and provides a high-level overview of the nature and extent of measures local Tax authorities are taking in response to the COVID-19 pandemic as at the date set out herein. This is made available for information purposes only and no PwC Member Firm accepts any liability or responsibility whatsoever for the accuracy or completeness of this information or any use you may make of it. While best efforts from PwC Member Firms across the PwC Network have been used to compile this information, from reliable sources, matters are moving and evolving at a fast pace as governments respond. Accordingly, you are on notice that any use you make of this information, or any reliance you place on it, is solely your responsibility. For professional advice and assistance, please contact your usual PwC contact.

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Darren Harris

Legal Leader

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Mohammed Yaghmour

Zakat and Tax Leader- KSA & Egypt

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Ken Healy

Partner, Tax Leader, Bahrain

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Haythem Zayed

Tax Leader, Iraq

Tel: +962 6 500 1300

Sherif Shawki

Kuwait Country Senior Partner, Tax Leader

Tel: +965 2227 5775

Nada El Sayed

Tel: +961 5 428 1640

Husam Elnaili

Tax Leader, Libya

Tel: +968 2455 9123

Darcy White

Tax Leader, Oman

Tel: +968 2455 8154

Wael H.Saadi

Tax Leader, Palestinian Territories & Jordan

Tel: +972 2 242 0230

Sajid Khan

Qatar Tax Leader

Tel: +974 4 419 2803

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