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Presentation of the Central African Republic : Taxation

Vaue added tax (VAT) - Taux sur la valeur ajoutée (Local name)
19% (standard rate).
Reduced rate of 5% on wheat flour, milk, frozen fish and refined oils.
Exports and international transport services are zero-rated.
Essential goods, medical services, sales of gold and diamonds are exempt from VAT.
Company Tax :
Corporate tax: 30%
Tax on agricultural business: 20%
Withholding Taxes :
Dividends: 15%; Interests: 15%; Royalties: 15%.
Social Security Contributions Paid By Employers :
19% (12% family allowances; 4% old-age contribution; 3% professional risks)
Other Domestic Resources
Ministry of Finance, in French
Consult Doing Business Website, to obtain a summary of the taxes and mandatory contributions.

Country Comparison For Corporate Taxation

  Central African Republic Sub-Saharan Africa United States Germany
Number of Payments of Taxes per Year 56.0 36.6 10.6 9.0
Time Taken For Administrative Formalities (Hours) 483.0 284.8 175.0 218.0
Total Share of Taxes (% of Profit) 73.3 47.3 36.6 48.8

Source: Doing Business - Latest available data.

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