Taxation in Iran, an investor’s paradise
Iran has a rather simple tax system. While in practice finalizing tax for companies can take up to several years a good tax advisors can assure you that there is nothing much to worry about. Taxation for natural persons and foreigners are more straightforward though. But the most interesting part is when you look at the taxation from a foreign investor’s perspective.
Investors who come to Iran cannot believe their eyes when they find out about a fixed 0.5% tax rate on transfer of shares in stock exchange, tax exemption on interest received from fixed-income instruments and absence of double taxation as there is no tax on dividends received. Tax reliefs and exemptions can last for decades if you start a right business in the right region especially if you intend to export your goods and services to outside of Iran.