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Reda Abdel Qader, head of the Egyptian Tax Authority, stressed the keenness of the Ministry of Finance and the Authority on the success and continuation of the activities of the financiers. As partners of success, and that all work under the umbrella of the law, which contributes to achieving tax justice, Referring to the authority’s efforts to inventory all transactions that take place through electronic platforms and to determine who is doing them in order to take the necessary to obtain the rights of the state’s public treasury.
Abdel Qader called on those who engage in e-commerce activity through buying and selling products and services and content makers to quickly register with the Egyptian Tax Authority and open tax files for them. According to Income Tax Law No. (91) of 2005, And Value Added Tax Law No. 67 of 2016 And the Unified Tax Procedures Law No. (206) of 2020, This is so that they do not fall under the law in the crime of tax evasion.
Dr. “Sayed Mahmoud Saqr, Head of the Regions, Centers and Ports Sector,” explained that the documents required to open the tax file are the national ID card. lease or ownership contract, And a utility bill (electricity, water, gas, telephone..), And the company contract in the case of legal persons.
Dr. “Al-Sayed Saqr” indicated that if the financier carries on his activity from his place of residence, which is proven by the national ID card, then he will suffice with a copy of the national ID card with a written acknowledgment from the taxpayer. Noting that activity code No. (117) has been allocated for e-commerce and activity code No. (118) for the production and broadcast of audio and visual content, Noting that activity code No. (117) has been allocated for e-commerce and activity code No. (118) for the production and broadcast of audio and visual content,
Dr. “Sayed Saqr” added that the authority has issued two guidelines for tax treatment of e-commerce practitioners and content makers, Explaining that the first guide is the rules and instructions for the tax treatment of e-commerce, and e-commerce includes the sale of goods through the Internet, or services, which are represented in all forms of marketing and consulting services that are provided via the Internet, As well as the self-employed online (Freelancers), And also e-learning, As for the second guide, it includes the rules and instructions for tax treatment of content creators, and it includes YouTubers, Bloggers Influencers, Noting that these evidences have been published on the authority’s website https://www.eta.gov.eg/, through which the evidence can be downloaded.
The Head of the Regions, Centers and Ports Sector confirmed that in the event of any inquiries related to e-commerce, Or the content industry on the Internet, call the Integrated Call Center at 16395 or go to the headquarters of the e-commerce unit at the Egyptian Tax Authority located in Mahmoudia Tower – Maadi Highway – Saqr Quraish – Ground Floor. Or contact via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org