Panama: Tax benefits included for investments under “legal stability” regime

Panama: Tax benefits under “legal stability” regime

Companies making investments in Panama can benefit from certain measures under a “legal stability” regime.

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The ability to enjoy the benefits of the legal stability regime is linked to the company’s registration in the Panama Pacifico area. For eligible companies, the legal stability regime can provide for a period of 10 years certain benefits including:

  • Legal stability (except for reasons of public utility or social interest)
  • Tax stability at the national level (except for indirect taxes)
  • Tax stability with respect to municipal taxes (five years)
  • Stability of customs procedures deriving from special laws
  • Stability of the labor regime

There is an annual fee related to participation in the legal stability regime, of 50 balboas (B / .50.00). 

 

Read a July 2017 report (Spanish) prepared by the KPMG member firm in Panama

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