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Key contacts for Business Licensing in Afghanistan

Business and Investment
 


Key contacts for Business Licensing in Afghanistan:

Canadian Embassy in Kabul – Economic Section
Hameed Khan Mubtakir
Trade Commissioner
Canadian Embassy Kabul
Street # 15, Wazir Akbar Khan, Kabul
Hameedkhan.Mubtakir@international.gc.ca
Telephone: +93(0) 701 108 800 EXT: 3779 / Mobile: +93(0)796095389
Government of Canada
 

Ministry of Foreign Affairs – Trade, Transit and Investment Directorate
Website: www.mfa.gov.af
Telephone:  +93(0)20-210-0377
Address: Malik Azghar Road, Kabul, Afghanistan
Email: contact@mfa.gov.af

Afghanistan Investment Support Agency (AISA)
Website: www.aisa.af.org
Telephone:  0093(0) 20-210-3404
Address: Opposite Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Kabul, Afghanistan
Email: invest@aisa.org.af

Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MoCI)
Website: www.commerce.gov.af
Telephone:  0093-(0)700-225-718
Address: Darul Aman Road, Karte Se, Kabul, Afghanistan

Afghanistan's Tax Requirements:

Afghanistan's Full Tax Laws
Rental Tax Withholding
• When paying a monthly rent of 0 AFA to 10,000 AFA, then you should withhold 0% and file within 15 days after the end of month in which payment was made.
• When paying a monthly rent of 10,000 AFA to 100,000 AFA, then you should withhold 10% flat and file within 15 days after end of month in which payment was made.
• When paying a monthly rent of over 100,000, then you should withhold 15% flat and file within 15 days after end of month in which payment was made.
Employee Tax Withholding
• When paying a monthly salary of 0 AFA to 5,000 AFA, then you should withhold 0% and file within 10 days after the end of the month in which the payment was made.
• When paying a monthly salary of 5,000 AFA to 12,500 AFA, then you should withhold 2% of amount over 5,000 AFA and file within 10 days after the end of the month in which the payment was made.
• When paying a monthly salary of 12,500 AFA to 100,000 AFA, then you should withhold 150 AFA + 10% over 12,500 AFA and file within 10 days after the end of the month in which the payment was made.
• When paying a monthly salary of over 100,000 AFA, then you should withhold 8,900 Af+ 20% over 100,000 AFA and file within 10 days after the end of the month in which the payment was made.
Contractor Tax Withholding
• When paying a sub-contractor under 500,000 AFA per year, then you should withhold 0 AFA and file within 10 days after the end of the month in which payment was made.
• When paying a sub-contractor over 500,000 AFA per year to a company with an AISA license, then you should withhold 2% flat and file within 10 days after the end of the month in which payment was made.
• When paying a sub-contractor over 500,000 AFA per year to a company without an ASIA license, then you should withhold 7% flat and file within 10 days after the end of the month in which payment was made.
Business Receipts Tax Return
• When revenue is from a contract with a valid contract specific tax exemption on file with the Ministry of Finance, then you should pay 0% and file within 15 days after the end of quarter in which the payment was made.
• When revenue is from all other contracts, then you should pay 2% flat and file within 15 days after the end of quarter in which the payment was made.

Annual Income Tax Return
• When revenue is from a contract with a valid contract specific tax exemption on file with the Ministry of Finance, then you should pay 0 AFA and file within 3 months after the end of the year.
• When revenue is from all other contracts, then you should pay 20% of profit after all allowable expenses and file within 3 months after the end of the year.


For all further inquiries please contact (Office Hours Mon. – Fri, 9:00am – 1:00pm):

Dr Ghulam Nayab
In charge of Business Development and Promotion Program
Embassy of Afghanistan in Ottawa Canada
240 Argyle Avenue, Ottawa ON K2P1B9
Tel: +1 613-563-4223
Cell: +1647-408-3211
Fax: +1 613-563-4962
Email: g.nayab@afghanembassy.ca or ghulam.nayab@gmail.com
Website: http://www.afghanemb-canada.net


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