Suriname - Civil Law (Dutch)
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Suriname taxes

Want to setup a company in Suriname? This will tell you about tax laws in Suriname for a LLC which is the most common company structure in Suriname.

Suriname imposes corporate taxation on a worldwide basis. The predominant tax rate for income earned abroad, from our research, and this is not personal tax advice, is 36%. Suriname does not have major incentives to transfer in foreign earned profits. Taxes are high in Suriname because the headline Corporate Income Tax is 36%. This ranks Suriname as 174th overall with regards to corp. taxation rate internationally.

There is no value-added tax in Suriname, which ranks the country as 1st overall in terms of VAT globally. However, there is a turnover tax of 10% for goods and 8% for services. In terms of other taxation, there is not a social security scheme. But the employer is obliged to withhold 4% of an employee salary as a premium for public pension. The overall complexity of the tax system is low. This is measured by average time to comply with a country's labor tax requirements is as it is 24hours. Contributing to this is the number of yearly labor tax payments, which is 12 in SR.

Thin Capitalization rules are not enacted. This refers to any sort of requirements on companies' debt-to-asset ratios. Dividends received, both from resident and non-resident companies may be considered taxable income. A dividend is payments of an earnings of the business, determined by the board of directors, to a particular class of shareholders. Dividends can be one of the following stock, cash, or property. Capital Gains are usually 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 he or she sells sells a capital asset for a price that is higher than the purchase price.

Dividends withholding tax is 25%. This should be interpreted that a LLC may pay tax at a 25% rate on its distribution of dividends to non-residents. Suriname only has concluded a tax treaty with Netherlands, where dividends withholding tax is 7.5%. Suriname does not impose withholding taxes on interest and royalty payments to non-residents.
Suriname has a tax on net wealth. There is a transfer tax. There are not known inheritance and real property taxes. There are no popular and well known research and development tax relief in Suriname.
The above is not tax or legal advice for your particular tax obligations. We are able to point you to an expert in Suriname who will advise you. Click the free consultation button above.

It takes approximately 48 hours to file and prepare documents for a Suriname Civil Law (Dutch).
The corporate tax is approximately 36% which is 174 in the world.

Owners of a company in Suriname are not allowed to carry back a loss and may be allowed to carry forward a loss for 7 years.

The vat rate in Suriname is 0% which ranks 1 in the world.

Patent box
RND credit
Wealth tax
Estate tax
Transfer taxes
Asset taxes
Capital duties
0Tax treaties
36%Offshore Tax
36%Corp rate
-Loss carryback years
48Corporate time
0%VAT rate
36%Capital gains
NoAEOI planned

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Suriname Tax Treaties

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Republiek Suriname (nld)
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