Lebanon - Civil Law (French)
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Lebanon taxes

If you are wanting to do business in Lebanon, you have to know about taxation for a LLC(SARL) which is the most common legal entity in Lebanon.

LB has income tax levied remitted back differently than if it were derived locally. The prevailing approximate percentage for offshore tax, from our research, and your results may vary, is 0%. Lebanon does not have known exemptions to bring in offshore income accrured abroad. Taxes are reasonable in Lebanon because the effective rate of taxation on a LLC(SARL) entity is 15%. This ranks Lebanon as 40th overall with regards to corporate tax rate worldwide. . .

The VAT rate in Lebanon is 10.00%, that ranks Lebanon as 40th overall in terms of VAT taxation rate internationally. In terms of other taxation, an employer will contribute 2,150.00% to the equivalent of a social security fund and an employee will contribute 2.00%. The overall complexity of the tax system is medium. This is measured by average time to comply with a country's labor tax requirements is as it is 100hours. Contributing to this is the number of yearly labor tax payments, which is 12 in LB.

Thin cap restrictions are not in effect. This refers to any type of laws on given company with respect todebt-to-asset ratios. A dividend is distributions of a company profit, voted on by the board, to a particular class of shareholders.Dividends can be either cash payments, shares of stock, or other property. The capital gains rate in LBis 0%. A capital gains tax is levied on the profits that a corporation or natural person realizes when they sell sells a capital asset for a price that is higher than the purchase price.

The interest witholding rate is estimated at 0%-15%This should be interpreted usually that the taxman expects legal entities to pay tax on at least 0%-15% of payments offshore for on interest payments. The dividends witholding rate is 0%-5%This should be interpreted usually that the relevant tax authorities expects companies to automatically withhold 0%-5% of money remitted abroad for dividend payments. The royalties witholding rate 0 This should be interpreted usually that the tax authorities expects legal entities to automatically withhold 0 of money remitted abroad on royalty payments.
There is no known tax on wealth in Lebanon. There are inheritance taxes in LB placed on an estate. We are not aware of any commonly used credits for innovation spend that include breaks on taxation in LB.

The above is not tax or legal advice for your individual personal tax obligations. We are able to to help you find to an accountantin Lebanon who can get you the proper advice and help you need. Want to work together? Click incorporate now if you are in a hurry, or press the free consultation button above.

It takes approximately 40 hours to file and prepare documents for a Lebanon Civil Law (French).
The corporate tax is approximately 15% which is 41 in the world.

Owners of a company in Lebanon are not allowed to carry back a loss and may be allowed to carry forward a loss for 3 years.

The vat rate in Lebanon is 10% which ranks 43 in the world.

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RND credit
Wealth tax
Estate tax
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33Tax treaties
15%Offshore Tax
15%Corp rate
-Loss carryback years
40Corporate time
10%VAT rate
10%Capital gains
2018AEOI planned

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Lebanon Tax Treaties

CountryTypeDate signed
DTC 2001-04-12
DTC 2004-05-12
DTC 2004-03-02
DTC 2003-01-20
DTC 1962-07-14
DTC 2005-08-31
DTC 2002-09-29
DTC 1999-02-23
DTC 2002-04-22
DTC 2002-10-19
DTC 1998-12-29
Czech Republic
DTC 1997-08-28
DTC 2001-06-19
DTC 1996-03-17
DTC 1997-04-07
DTC 2005-01-23
DTC 2003-08-07
DTC 2000-11-22
DTC 1998-09-16
DTC 2001-10-20
United Arab Emirates
DTC 1998-05-17
DTC 2002-10-31
DTC 2001-01-21
DTC 2003-02-18
DTC 2001-02-20
DTC 1997-01-12
DTC 1998-06-24
DTC 1998-10-22
DTC 1995-06-28
DTC 2002-03-26
DTC 1999-06-01
DTC 2001-02-04
DTC 1999-07-26

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الجمهورية اللبنانية (ara)
République libanaise (fra)
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Western Asia
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