Corporate - Significant developments

Last reviewed - 22 December 2022

The major recent tax changes were the following:

  • Law 32/21, of December 30, which approved the General State Budget for the year 2022, established corporate tax changes for the 2022 year, related to CIT WHT due on services rendered by non-resident entities. Please refer to the Corporate withholding taxes section for further details.
  • Ratification Letter 1/22, of 16 March 2022, ratifies the Convention between the Republic of Angola and the People's Republic of China for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with respect to Taxes on Income (Convention), signed in Beijing on 9 October 2018 and approved for ratification by Parliament’s Resolution 29-A/19, of 23 January 2019.
  • Law 8/22, of 14 April, approves the Tax Benefits Code (TBC). The Law introduces new tax benefits and aims at condensing in a single diploma all the tax benefits foreseen in multiple legal diplomas. It also includes definitions and sets out deadlines, rules and principles to be observed when granting tax benefits, as well to assess the lack of compliance with the underlying assumptions; in addition, exemptions are established for the public sector. See the tax credits and incentives section for more information.
  • Order 1083/22, of 15 March 2022, issued by the Ministry of Finance of Angola, updates the List of Large Taxpayers. This Order follows the requirements established by Presidential Decree 147/13, of 1 October 2013, that approved the Statute of Large Taxpayers and clarifies that besides the entities already included therein, oil companies and financial institutions are also considered subject to the said Statute.
  • Law 27/22, of 22 August, published in the Official Gazette, amends the Corporate Income Tax Code. This law reduces the CIT withholding rate applicable to 6.5% applicable on income from services provided by non resident entities. Please refer to the Corporate withholding taxes section for further details.