Ahmed Tawfik & Co. CPA Mazars PARTICIPATED IN the National Information Security Compliance Framework (NISCF) certifications
The National Information Security Accreditation and Certification launch event was held on Feb. 10 2019 at Sheraton Hotel, Doha. Ahmed Tawfik & Co. CPA Mazars participated in the accreditation process.
Our GRIC partner Hatem El-Safty shared his experience and support to this important programme.
Being part of such important program is an honor for us, supporting such important cause.
About the certifications:
Qatar Computer Emergency Response Team (Q-CERT), today announced a new framework to enable government institutions to achieve compliance with the National Information Security Compliance Framework (NISCF). Institutions providing government e-services will now be able to appoint an accredited auditor to ensure that the security and quality of software used in their e-services can be certified as compliant with the Security and Quality Assurance Standard (SSQA), while the National Information Assurance (NIA) certification provides them with benchmarking that is acceptable to international standards.
Entities wishing to register should visit https://compliance.qcert.org
About the certification body:
The Compliance and Data Protection (CDP), a department of the MOTC and the Government of the State of Qatar, is recognized as the entity responsible for ensuring compliance with the NISCF and issuing certification in relation to the frameworks compliance schemes. CDP is also entrusted to validate the competence and integrity of Service Provider organizations providing services relating to the NISCF Service Areas and to provide recommendation in relation to an application for accreditation in relation to the NISCF Service Areas.
The mandate of MOTC, which empowers CDP, is set within Emiri Decree No. 16 of 2014 amended by Emiri Decree No. 16 of 2016. It is this mandate, and through the decision of the Supreme Council No. 25 of 2018, the empowerment provides the authority to supervise, regulate and develop the sector of Information and Communications Technology in the State of Qatar.
W'll be glad to meet you at the venue. This is our 3rd year of participation.
Our GRIC partner Mr. Hatem El-Safty gave a motivational speech at Qatar University urging young graduates and university students to set goals and follow them passionately highlighting MazarsQatar diversity program and support to female staff members. Mr. Hatem was accompanied by our Senior Internal Auditor Yasmine Hassoun and our Executive manager Myriam Bou Younes who shared their experiences with the university students.
EVENT: MAZARS IN QATAR DELIVERED A PRESENTATION ON the importance of Strategising Enterprise Risk Management
A very interesting and engaging discussion on the importance of Strategising Enterprise Risk Management by our Mazars partner Hatem El-Safty, president of Institute of Risk Management Chapter in Qatar in collaboration with the SPANISH BUSINESS COUNCIL QATAR
مناقشة حول أهمية وضع استراتيجية لإدارة المخاطر من قبل شريكنا السيد حاتم الصفتي ، رئيس معهد إدارة المخاطر في قطر بالتعاون مع مجلس الأعمال الأسباني - قطر
Une discussion très intéressante et engageante sur l'importance de la stratégie de gestion des risques d'entreprise par notre associé en charge de GRIC MazarsQatar, Hatem Elsafty, président de l'Institut de gestion des risques au Qatar en collaboration avec le conseil espagnol des entreprises - Qatar
To our valued clients:
As issued under Law No (25) of 2018 and implemented on 1 January 2019, the Excise Tax is imposed on the following goods:
What is Excise Tax?
Excise Tax is an indirect tax that is imposed on a limited range of goods. These goods include products deemed harmful to the human health or the environment. It is a single-phased tax, levied once at import or at production stage within the country.
Compliance & Filing
As per the instructions of the General Tax Authority (“GTA”), a transitional phase of 30 days after the Law comes into force in which a one- time transitional Excise Tax return must be filled not later than 31 January 2018 by all and any businesses that hold Excise Goods for business purposes. Such as hotels, restaurants, convenience stores, tobacco shops, hospitality and catering related business, etc.
Businesses where the inventory in respect of the Excise Goods exceeding 50,000 QAR must present along with the tax return a certificate by an accredited auditor in the State of Qatar confirming the validity of the inventory.
Non-compliance with GTA
The GTA reserves the power to conduct assessments on taxable persons and may subsequently impose a very strict penal measures, imprisonment or/and financial fine.
Such as, and not limited to, a daily QR 500 up to QR 180,000 for delay in submission of return and 2% of the tax amount due per month up to the tax amount due for delay in payment of tax.
How We Can Help You?
With a big team of professionals and experts, we can help you with preparing for the transitional period for Excise Tax from a consultancy and compliance perspective:
If you require any further information or assistance in regards to the Transitional Period for Excise Tax, please don’t hesitate to contact us on the following:
Tel: +974 4444 1132
Fax: +974 4444 7364
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