Cabo Verde

Overview

Last reviewed - 10 January 2020

The Cabo Verde Islands (Cabo Verde), located off the coast of West Africa, became independent on 5 July 1975. Cabo Verde is a representative democracy, with the capital city of Praia accounting for a quarter of its approximately 500,000 citizens. The languages spoken in Cabo Verde are Portuguese and Crioulo, and the currency is the Cabo Verdean escudo (CVE), which is divided into 100 centavos. Since 1998, an exchange agreement between Cabo Verde and Portugal provides a fixed rate between the euro (EUR) and the Cabo Verde escudo as follows: EUR 1 = CVE 110,265.

While Cabo Verde has few natural resources, it is rapidly becoming established as one of the most exciting new markets for tourism development.

PwC Cabo Verde supports clients with the local knowledge and skills of its people and with access to a broad range of other professionals across the PwC global network of firms. The firm provides assurance, advisory, and tax services through a local presence in Cabo Verde.

Quick rates and dates

Corporate income tax (CIT) rates
Headline CIT rate (%) 22.44 (i.e. 22% + 2% surcharge)
Corporate income tax (CIT) due dates
CIT return due date 31 May
CIT final payment due date 31 May
CIT estimated payment due dates End of March, July, and November.
Personal income tax (PIT) rates
Headline PIT rate (%) 27.5
Personal income tax (PIT) due dates
PIT return due date 31 March
PIT final payment due date 31 August
PIT estimated payment due dates NP
Value-added tax (VAT) rates
Standard VAT rate (%) 15
Withholding tax (WHT) rates
WHT rates (%) (Div/Int/Roy) Resident: NA / 20 / 20;
Non-resident: NA / 20 / 20
Capital gains tax (CGT) rates
Corporate capital gains tax rate (%) Capital gains are subject to the normal CIT rate.
Individual capital gains tax rate (%) Disposal of immovable property, intellectual property, shareholdings: 1;
Gambling, lottery, betting, prizes awarded in sweepstakes, contests: 20
Net wealth/worth tax rates
Headline net wealth/worth tax rate (%) NP
Inheritance and gift tax rates
Inheritance tax rate (%) NP
Gift tax rate (%) NP

NA stands for Not Applicable (i.e. the territory does not have the indicated tax or requirement)

NP stands for Not Provided (i.e. the information is not currently provided in this chart)

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