Tax


Ethiopia’s tax landscape is complex, multilayered and is changing at a rapid pace. As such, it needs to be managed strategically. At Addis Partners, our tax professionals are equipped with first rate technical knowledge and broad commercial experience, and can guide you through the complexities with agility and speed. Our experienced team of tax accountants and lawyers provides best-in-class solutions that help clients realize tax efficiencies while meeting the highest standards of compliance.
You can count on us for the following:
Corporate tax
– Providing general corporate tax advisory
– Advising on tax aspects of joint ventures, corporate finance transactions, holding company structuring, corporate reorganizations and intangible property development, ownership and use
– Ethiopia and international tax aspects of cross border transactions
– Advising on withholding taxes
Indirect Tax
– Advising on the indirect tax consequences of transactions
– Structuring domestic and cross border operations in a VAT efficient manner
– Providing advice for minimizing indirect tax costs
Incentives
– Advising on tax incentives available for greenfield and brownfield investments
– Advising on tax advantages of investing in industrial parks/special economic zones
– Advising on other fiscal and non-fiscal incentives
Mergers and Acquisitions, Privatizations and Reorganizations
– Efficient structuring of share/asset acquisitions
– Tax restructuring services for troubled companies
– Reviewing share/asset acquisition/sale agreements
Tax Planning
– Identifying opportunities to effectively manage your business tax and tax risk
– Reviewing the effectiveness of your business structures
– Advising you on the tax implications of proposed transactions
– Assisting you on reorganization of your business
– Reviewing shareholders agreements
Tax Due Diligence
– Providing a comprehensive review of the Target’s historical tax compliance and identifying historical tax exposures
– Assessing unutilized tax opportunities
– Reviewing and evaluating executive compensation matters
Transfer Pricing
– Advising on transfer pricing implications of transactions
– Drafting or reviewing intercompany agreements
– Developing transfer pricing policies
– Transfer pricing documentation support
– Financing, debt pricing and thin capitalization
– Preparing or reviewing of the annual transfer pricing disclosure form to ensure timely compliance, completeness of disclosures and consistency with pricing policies and documentary evidence
Global Mobility and Employment Benefits
– Advising on employment tax and social security issues
– Advising on remuneration and incentive plans, including employee share plans
Tax Compliance Services
– Tax, Excise tax and value added tax registrations and compliance
– Preparing and filing corporate income tax, payroll tax, value added tax and excise tax returns
– Corresponding with tax authorities on behalf of our clients
Customs and International Trade
– Advising on various customs matters including tariff classification, valuation, origin, labeling, bilateral and multi-lateral trade agreements, and preference programs
– Advising on customs duty reliefs and incentives
Tax Controversies
– Reviewing tax assessment notices including preparation and filing of appeals against the tax assessments
– Advising on and assisting with tax appeals
– Negotiating settlements with the Ethiopian tax authorities
Tax Education and Training
– Providing trainings on various Ethiopian tax laws, practices, risks and opportunities
– Updating your staff on recent and upcoming changes in tax regulations