Argentina

Corporate - Taxes on corporate income

Last reviewed - 18 August 2021

Profits tax

As a consequence of a recent tax reform the corporate income tax rate for fiscal years beginning on or after 1 January 2021 has been set as follows (amounts are in Argentine Pesos):

  • Taxable income from AR$ 0 to AR$ 5,000,000: 25%
  • Taxable income from more than AR$ 5,000,000 to AR$ 50,000,000: AR$ 1,250,000 +  30% on the amount that exceeds AR$ 5,000,000.
  • Taxable income from more than AR$ 50,000,000: AR$ 14,750,000 + 35% on the amount that exceeds $50M.

Legal entities resident in Argentina are subject to tax on Argentine and foreign-source income. Resident legal entities are able to claim any similar taxes actually paid abroad on foreign-source income as a tax credit. The tax rate applies on net income determined on a worldwide basis.

The 2021 tax reform also introduced a withholding tax (WHT) on dividend distributions and branch profit remittances a a rate of 7%

The 2017 tax reform has also abolished the so-called ‘equalisation tax’ for profits generated in taxable years starting on or after 1 January 2018. The equalisation tax was a WHT levied at a 35% rate on dividend distributions in excess of tax earnings. The equalisation tax, however, remains applicable on dividend and branch profit distributions made out of earnings accumulated prior to 1 January 2018 and which were in excess of tax earnings as of the year-end prior to the relevant distribution.

Argentine-source income (e.g. royalties, interests) received by foreign entities is subject to WHT in full and final settlement at source (see the Withholding taxes section).

Tax on minimum notional income

The tax on minimum notional income has been repealed as of 2019.

Local income taxes

For a description of the local (jurisdictional) tax on gross revenues from the sale of goods and services, see Turnover tax in the Other taxes section.