• 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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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...

While reduced oil prices are undoubtedly a concern for the emirate’s authorities, economic diversification efforts of recent years mean Abu Dhabi is well placed to weather a prolonged period of subdued prices. Vision 2030 meanwhile contains a raft of goals that will further reduce the emirate’s reliance on hydrocarbons, and continue to foster the emergence of a more sustainable and knowledge-based economy in the years ahead.

Chapter | Tax from The Report: Sri Lanka 2017

This chapter examines Sri Lanka’s tax regime, focusing on business-friendly benefits for 2017, incentives for tourism operators, digitisation of VAT mechanism and other key areas.

It also features a viewpoint from Sujeewa Mudalige, Managing Partner, PwC.

Positioned between west and east Asia, Sri Lanka sits on a major maritime route between Europe and the Far East and its natural resources have made it a trading centre for millennia.

Following a landmark peace agreement and a late-2016 tax reform package, 2017 looks to be a year of significant promise for Colombia. The country has been in recovery since the 2014 collapse in oil prices, which predominantly affected exports, government revenues and the exchange rate. However, with the external sector acting as a shock absorber, the authorities helped ensure that domestic demand was able to pick up some of the slack.



How is the tax system being simplified to enhance the business environment?