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Vanuatu: Domestic Taxation

Personal Taxation

In Vanuatu there are no taxes affecting individuals other than import duties (at varying rates), VAT at 12.5% (2012), a tax on rental income over VT200,000 in a 6-month period of 12.5%, and stamp duty on some property transactions, share transfers and some other transactions at rates of up to 1% (minimum VT2,500). The Government levies fees on the acquisition of land, charging 2% of the unimproved capital value as a registration fee and 5% of the unimproved capital value as stamp duty. Although there are no State social security contributions as such, employees and employers contribute 6% of salary each to an approved superannuation scheme, usually the Vanuatu National Provident Fund.

 

 

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