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Bahamas: Domestic Corporate Taxation

Stamp Duties

Stamp duties are payable in a number of situations in the Bahamas. The most important of these are company incorporation, real estate transactions and overseas remittances of Bahamian currency.

At the time of writing, stamp duty on the capital (initially and on subsequent increases) of a domestic limited company runs at BSD100 on the first BSD5,000 and BSD3 on each additional BSD1,000.

Stamp duty on real estate transactions ranges from 2% on small amounts to 10% on sales over $100,000. It is normally shared between the parties. There is a 1% stamp duty on mortgages paid by the borrower.

Bahamian currency exported from the jurisdiction is stamped at 0.25%.



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