Tax

Tax compliance is a problematic area for companies expanding into foreign markets. As new regulations are rolled out, organisations are ever more exposed to rapidly changing laws and new complexities, as governments are clamping down on non-compliance.

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Topics covered

The following topics are covered in the Tax category for each country (click to expand):
Legal framework
Trends and practice
Penalties
Tax

Practical Q&A format

This category contains detailed and up-to-date guidance, in an easy-to-use question-and-answer format, in relation to tax policies in a particular African country. Sample questions include:
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What withholding tax rates apply to various types of payment?
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How are dividend payments taxed?
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Are there thin-capitalisation provisions? If so, what are these?
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What rules apply to transfer pricing?
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Are there any general anti-avoidance rules?
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What taxes apply to the payroll?
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What are taxable transactions for VAT/transaction tax purposes?
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On what products are excise duties and levies imposed?
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Are there preferential rates and/or exemptions for custom?

Benefits of the Afriwise Tax category

Many governments are exploring new ways to generate tax revenues while also promoting investment through tax incentives in flourishing sectors such as FinTech and export-orientated manufacturing. The tax module on the Afriwise platform is a must to yield those possible incentives. Afriwise is more powerful than any other solution as it provides accurate, up-to-date and plain-language guidance in relation to all your questions, is interactive, and also notifies you when there are tax updates you should be aware of.
Afriwise subscribers benefit from:
  • 24/7 access to our online platform
  • detailed practical guidance and insights on all aspects of this area of law
  • overviews of the applicable laws and upcoming changes, as well as alerts to important legal developments
  • downloadable copies of all relevant laws and regulations
  • direct access to vetted local tax law experts
  • valuable tools such as a powerful search engine with relevant filters
  • country comparisons
  • a clarification-request tool
  • note-taking
  • ... and much more.
Gain full visibility across the local legal landscape relating to taxes.

For the first time, your business is just a click away from accessing multi-country tax information. Deloitte has on-the-ground tax specialists across Africa who are able to provide practical knowledge and insights not available online before. Now uploaded and available on Afriwise’s platform interface, you’ll have an overview of the relevant legal, regulatory, risk and compliance knowledge you need to operate effectively.

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