Corporate Tax in Syria

Overview by
Tax Base For Resident and Foreign Companies
Residents and non-residents companies are charged similarly.

Tax Rate

Corporate income tax Progressive rate between 10 and 28% on net profits.
SYP 0 - 50,000 0%
SYP 50,000 - 200,000 10%
SYP 200,000 - 500,000 15%
SYP 500,000 - 1,000,000 20%
SYP 1,000,000 - 3,000,000 24%
more than SYP 3,000,000 28%
A local administration tax is imposed The rate is between 4% and 10%, depending on the region.
Real Estate Tax 14 to 60%
Wages and salaries 0%
Carry back system 0 years
Carry forward system 5 years
Tax Rate For Foreign Companies
Non-resident companies are subject to the same tax regime as resident companies.
Capital Gains Taxation
Companies' capital gains are included in their taxable income and are taxed at the normal rate between 10 and 28%.
Main Allowable Deductions and Tax Credit
Special rates are applied for joint stock companies (22%), insurance companies (25%), companies whose capital is mostly public and for private banks (14%).
Other Corporate Taxes
Social security (overall of 17,1%), stamp duty (0,4 to 0,7%), real property tax (from 14 to 60%).

Country Comparison For Corporate Taxation

  Syria Middle East & North Africa United States Germany
Number of Payments of Taxes per Year 20.0 21.6 11.0 16.0
Time Taken For Administrative Formalities (Hours) 336.0 194.1 187.0 215.0
Total Share of Taxes (% of Profit) 42.9 32.8 46.8 48.2

Source: Doing Business

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