• Tax

    In collaboration with a leading local accountancy firm, OBG provides an overview of the tax system, including information on corporate, sales and income taxes. Other topics include repatriation of profits, capital movements, investment incentives, Customs duties and free zones.
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Over the last two decades Peru has been one of the fastest-growing economies in the region. Remarkably resilient to global headwinds, positive GDP growth has continued despite the end of the commodities boom. Yet the growth rate has slowed and the initial impetus of a first wave of structural reforms has faded. The question now is whether the current administration can address problems, implement further reforms and re-accelerate the economy.

 

As a business centre for the MENA region, the UAE continues to be a highly relevant and attractive destination for investors for a number of reasons including infrastructure, logistics and access to skilled labour. According to the PwC and World Bank’s “Paying Taxes” 2017 study, the UAE is the country with the single easiest system for paying...

 

The UAE federal government has exclusive jurisdiction to legislate in relation to the UAE’s taxation system. However, no federal tax laws have been established to date. Instead, most of the emirates enacted their own general income tax decrees in the late 1960s, known as the “tax decrees”.

Chapter | Tax from The Report: Abu Dhabi 2017

This chapter contains an overview of the tax framework in which local and foreign investors operate in Abu Dhabi, as well as a look at the value-added tax system being developed across the GCC, a rundown of the social security contributions required for local staff and an outline of the double taxation treaties in place or on the way. This chapter contains a viewpoint from Dean Kern, Middle...

 

Taxation continues to the principal instrument of mobilising revenue for financing public expenditure. In addition to serving this primary function, the Sri Lanka tax system has been harnessed over the years to serve the economic and social policy objectives of the government, both as a means of promoting capital formation and investment,...

 

The much-awaited budget speech for 2017 delivered on many fronts, particularly revenue measures and tax administrative reforms, with an aim to improve overall business sentiment. The shift that was seen with most new revenue proposals was that they are now targeted at improving the direct tax contribution towards revenue. Unlike in 2016, some...