Egypt Releases New Law for Green Hydrogen Incentives

February 4, 2024
A new law is issued in Egypt under number 2 for 2024 regulating the Incentives for Green Hydrogen Projects and Its Derivatives (the “Law”). The law comes into force as of 28 January 2024. The Law defined the green h...

Egypt Establishes a New Authority for Intellectual Property

November 4, 2023
Law No. 163 of 2023 (“Law”) was issued on 6 August 2023 for the establishment of the Egyptian Authority for Intellectual Property (“IP Authority”). The IP Authority will have an exclusive and comprehensive competenc...

Egypt – Amendments to the Income Tax Law

November 4, 2023
The Income Tax Law No. 91/2005 (“Income Tax Law”) has recently witnessed major amendments by virtue of Amendment Law No. 30/2023 (issued on 15 June 2023) and Law No. 175/2023 (issued on 30 October 2023). These amend...

Egypt – Amendment to the Investment Law

November 4, 2023
With the aim of creating an attractive climate for investment and streamline investment procedures, the Egyptian government introduced important amendments to the Investment Law No. 72 of 2017 (“Investment Law”) by...

Egypt Removes Restrictions on Foreign Companies to Obtain Importation License

November 4, 2023
The Egyptian Importer Registry Law No. 121/1982 is amended to allow companies wholly owned by non-Egyptians to obtain an importation license and carry out importation business for trading purposes freely. The law pr...

Egypt Announces Green Hydrogen Incentive Package

May 17, 2023
The Egyptian Cabinet of Ministers approved bill on incentives of projects of green hydrogen and its derivatives. Scope of Application According to the bill, the law will apply on hydrogen projects which will sign th...

RR NEWSLETTER ISSUE 29

May 4, 2023
Legal Updates1 Taxes Egypt’s VAT on Remote Digital Services Fintech Egypt – New Tokenization Regulations to allow contactless payments through smartphone Consumer Finance Companies to Provide Payment Services Using...

Temporary Real Estate Tax Exemption for Industrial Projects

October 22, 2022
In an endeavor to encourage the localization of the industry, the Cabinet issues new decree granting industrial projects in certain sectors a three-year exemption from the real estate tax imposed by virtue of the Re...

Capital Gain Tax and Stamp Tax on Trading Securities

January 30, 2022
In 2014, the Egyptian Income Tax Law No. 91 for 2005 (“Income Tax Law”) was amended to apply capital gain tax (“CGT”) on the gains realized from the disposal of shares. The tax rate differs depending on the shares b...

Egypt Increases the Customs Tariff on Solar Panels – Is It 5% or 2%

January 30, 2022
According to Article 5 of Decree No. 419 of 2018 regulating Customs Tariff (“Customs Tariff Decree”), renewable energy machines and equipment (solar and wind) are subject to a flat rate of 2% or the regular customs...

New measures to link Social Insurance with Payroll Tax in Egypt

March 30, 2021
On 29 March 2021, the Social Insurance Authority in Egypt has issued a circular whereby the tax registration number of a company or entity will be recorded in the electronic social insurance system. Employers and co...

Egypt’s New Unified Tax Procedures Law

December 26, 2020
On 19 October 2020, the Unified Tax Procedures Law No. 206 of 2020 (the “Law”) was issued to introduce unified tax procedures or assessment and collection of the direct and indirect taxes. The Law also establishes t...

Amendment to Stamp Duty and the Capital Gains Tax on Sale of Shares and Dividends Tax

October 14, 2020
Law No. 199/2020 was issued on 30 September 2020 to amend the stamp duty and the capital gain tax on sale of shares as well as the dividends tax. The law is effective as of the 1st of October 2020.