23 June 2012

South Sudan: Officials Briefs Business Community of Excise Tax

Representative from National Directorate of Taxation Adil Paul David said Taxation Act of 2009 requires producers and importers to luxuries goods to pay excise tax for developing the country.

He said this yesterday in a work shop organized the directorate of taxation at juba.

Adil added that the tax is levied on goods such as alcoholic beverages, tobacco and vehicles.

He further mentioned of services such as air transportation, telecommunication services and insurance companies not exempted from the tax because it's levied on both goods and services from within or from outside the country provided that they are in the country

Adil further assured the importers that they are to pay excise at the boarder in custom points together with the custom duty which is levied on their goods and services and they will calculate and include in their selling prices.

Further he stated that for Domestic products or services the tax is levied on their selling price or market value whichever is higher.

He hence mentioned that every state will charged a state surcharge on both goods and services for developing the state at thirty percent rate.

Adil went on stating that for the producers within they have to pay the tax direct to the National Account in the Bank of South Sudan or to the nearest taxation head quarters and be provided by voucher which will be return to the directorate of taxation.

He further added that all taxes are levied through a policy of self assignment to assign what one can pay without cheating the government as well as your business.

Finally he stated that it all applies to the following taxes entrepreneurial and personal income tax, Business tax and withholding that whoever dodges or exempt him or her self from paying will either pay affine of fifty thousand or imprison for five year or both of them depending on his or her response towards the directorate officials.

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