If you want to do business in Iraq, this article will educate you on the tax laws for a LLC, which is the most common company structure in Iraq.
Iraq taxes foreign-source income in the same way than local-source income. The established rate for offshore income, from our research, but seek professional advice, is 15%. Iraq may not have exemptions to bring in income earned abroad. Taxes are lower than average in Iraq, as the income corporate tax rate is 15%, being 35% for companies operating in the gas and oil sector. This ranks Iraq as 47th overall in terms of corporate tax rate worldwide.
There is no Value-added tax in Iraq, which ranks Iraq as 1st overall in terms of VAT taxation rate internationally. A sales tax may apply to certain goods as alcohol, tobacco, cars, internet services and travel tickets. In terms of other taxation, an employer will contribute 12.00% to the equivalent of a social security fund and an employee will contribute 5.00%. The overall complexity of the tax system is high. This is measured by average time to comply with a country's labor tax requirements is as it is 288 hours. Contributing to this is the number of yearly labor tax payments, which is 13 in IQ.
Thin cap mandates aren't officially enacted. This refers to any type of requirements on given company with respect todebt-to-asset ratios. Dividends received by a domestic entity are not subject to tax, provided that the profits out of which the dividends are paid have been previously subject to tax in Iraq. Dividends are distributions of a portion of company profits, established by the board, to shareholders. Dividends can be either shares of stock, cash payments, or other property. Capital Gains are treated as ordinary income, and therefore subject to corporate income tax. 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.
Iraq does not levy withholding tax on dividends and royalties payments to non-residents. However, in certain caises, royalties payments may be subject to a withholding tax of 3-3.3%. Payments on interests made by a resident entity to non-residents are subject to a 15% withholding tax.
There is no known tax on wealth in Iraq. There are inheritance and real estate taxes in Iraq. There are no transfer taxes. We are not aware of any frequently implemented R&D initiatives that provide tax relieft in this country.
The above is not tax or legal advice for your particular situation. We are able to to refer you to a tax advisor in Iraq who can give you an answer. Ready to get started? Click incorporate now if you are in a hurry, or press the free consultation button above.
It takes approximately 24 hours to file and prepare documents for a Iraq Mixed.
The corporate tax is approximately 15% which is 48 in the world.
Owners of a company in Iraq are not allowed to carry back a loss and may be allowed to carry forward a loss for 5 years.
The vat rate in Iraq is 0% which ranks 1 in the world.