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Tax update

Guidelines on advance income tax and withholding tax

The Department of Inland Revenue (DIR) issued guidelines effective from 01 April 2020, to banks and financial institutions (vide circular no. SEC/2020/03), and withholding tax agents (WHA) (vide circular no. SEC/2020/04) on deducting advance income tax (“AIT”) from payments liable for withholding tax (WHT).

This tax update explains the tax implications and compliance requirements arising for individuals and entities pursuant to these guidelines.

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