New Tax in Qatar – level 2

10-01-2019 07:00

Qatar’s new tax took effect at the beginning of the year. People put it into practice on products which Qatar thinks are not good for people. The extra money from the tax will be used for public services like schools, infrastructure and hospitals.

There is a 100 percent tax increase on alcohol, tobacco products, and energy drinks, as well as a 50 percent tax on soft drinks. However, the alcohol tax is only for foreigners because they are the only people who can buy alcohol in Qatar.

Qatar is hosting the men’s football World Cup in 2022. The details are not known, but there might be special areas where visitors can have a drink.

Difficult words: infrastructure (the way that services are created and managed in a country), increase (a moment when something goes up), host (to organize a sport event).

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