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    In collaboration with a leading local accountancy firm, OBG provides an overview of the tax system, including information on corporate, sales and income taxes. Other topics include repatriation of profits, capital movements, investment incentives, Customs duties and free zones.
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As Africa’s largest gold miner and the world’s second-largest cocoa producer, Ghana has witnessed steady growth in recent years. While the country was impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic, it navigated the crisis better than many of its income-level peers, in large part thanks to measures aimed at boosting public revenue. Ghana aims to improve its fiscal deficit in 2022 to 7.4% of GDP.

With a population of over 200m, Nigeria is a large and diversified economy, despite the government’s reliance on oil and gas revenue. While the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent oil price crash caused a contraction in economic growth in 2020, it also led to rapid digitalisation across commerce, education and communication. This shift is expected to put Nigeria in a favourable position for recovery in the medium term.

Sharjah has one of the most diversified economies in the UAE, with a strong foundation in industry and manufacturing. Approximately 95.8% of its economic activity was derived from non-oil sectors in 2019, positioning the emirate to absorb much of the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

 

The government implemented various programmes to help alleviate the economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. To sustain these measures, the Department of Finance issued Revenue Regulation (RR) No. 21-2020 in September 2020, which outlines the guidelines for the implementation of the Voluntary Assessment and Payment Programme (VAPP) for the...

 

To what extent will the Corporate Recovery and Tax Incentives for Enterprises (CREATE) bill facilitate economic recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic?

 

The Covid-19 pandemic impacted countries and businesses around the world. In the Philippines lockdown measures in the form of community quarantines were imposed and many workers became unemployed. The Bayanihan to Heal as One Act (Bayanihan 1) was enacted on March 25, 2020 in response to the crisis. Included in the law’s measures were tax...

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