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Main types of tax


Four main types of taxes apply in Egypt, namely corporate income tax, personal income tax, property tax and tax in interests, dividends and plus values. General Sales Tax, which is similar to Value Added Tax (VAT) to some extent, also applies. Below is some information on personal and corporate tax.


Personal income tax

Personal income tax applies to all residents and individual companies operating in Egypt at a rate reaching up to 20% of the net annual revenue.

Tax thus applies to earned income, business and other non-commercial profits and wages under this regime. It is calculated in the same way as corporate tax in the business profits category.

Personal income tax is deducted at source every three months at the same rates and brackets. It is directly transferred to tax authorities by the employer as follows:

  • Up to EGP 15,000 – 0%
  • From EGP 15,001 to 30,000- 2.5%
  • From EGP 30,001 to 45,000 – 10%
  • From EGP 45,001 to 60,000 – 15%
  • From EGP 60,001 to 200,000 – 20%
  • From EGP 200,000 to 400,000 – 22.5%
  • Above EGP 200,000 – 25%

Corporate income tax

Corporate income tax applies to commercial companies operating in Egypt, namely liability companies and partnerships, at a fixed rate of 22.5%, expect in the case of profits generated by oil and gas companies (tax applies to them at at a rate of 40.55%).




To register at the tax department, you are required to produce:

  • a duly filled and signed application form
  • your work permit
  • your resident permit
  • your identity card or passport

The application has to be submitted to the nearest tax office to your place of residence. Fees of some 50 Egyptian pounds apply. Your tax identification number will then be issued within three to days to two weeks.


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