Taxation in Egypt

Managing Partner

A country’s tax system, which is an outcome of tax policy, plays a significant role in the overall fiscal policy. Egypt introduced its first tax law in 1939 which imposed taxes on business and labor gains (i.e. Law No. 14 of 1939) and on agricultural land (i.e. Law No. 113 of 1939).Other tax laws were issued in the subsequent years.

The Egyptian Government has adopted a new income tax law as from June 2005. Now, all companies are equal under the law, new tax holidays and special exemptions were eliminated, and the rules for multinational companies were improved. Egypt now uses a definition of permanent establishment; new rules for transfer pricing and thin capitalization are in place.


May 2019
The Ministry of Finance has its decree no. 335 of 2019 to be issued as from May 17th 2019 adding two articles numbers 81 bit and 81 bit 1 concerning the cost of acquiring revenues of treasury bills and bonds.
February 2019
The law no. 10 of 2019 has been issued to be enforced as from February 21st 2019 for the following.

EL Mawsoa

Several years ago written by experts EL Mawsoa came from our concern to keep our clients and our employees informed and up to date with strong practical approach to the latest tax issues,

tax changes and tax research in Egypt so they can have the available tools to make the best decision for their business it is continually ranked as one of Egypt's leading tax newsletter ,it is available in hardcopy and online format.

January 24, 2020