Tax

Ethiopia’s tax landscape is complex, multilayered and changing at a rapid pace. As such, it needs to be managed strategically. 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:

1. 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

2. Transfer Pricing

3. 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

4. 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

5. Mergers and Acquisitions, Privatizations and Reorganizations

Efficient structuring of share/asset acquisitions

Tax restructuring services for troubled companies

Reviewing share/asset acquisition/sale agreements

6. 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

7. 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

8. Global Mobility and Employment Benefits

Advising on employment tax and social security issues

Advising on remuneration and incentive plans, including employee share plans

9. Tax Compliance Services

Advising on employment tax and social security issues

Advising on remuneration and incentive plans, including employee share plans

10. 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

11. 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

12. 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

13. Tax Education and Training

Providing training on various Ethiopian tax laws, practices, risks and opportunities.

Updating your staff on recent and upcoming changes in tax regulations

Addis Partners’ corporate and commercial law practice group assists clients on extensive range of corporate and commercial matters.