Rental Income Tax (Effective) - El Salvador Compared to Latin America

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Chile 35.00%
Guyana 33.33%
Peru 30.00%
El Salvador 25.58%
Ecuador 25.00%
Mexico 25.00%
Colombia 24.75%
Venezuela 22.16%
Guatemala 18.75%
Brazil 15.00%
Argentina 14.70%
Bolivia 12.50%
Honduras 11.11%
Uruguay 10.50%
Nicaragua 10.50%
Paraguay 10.00%
Costa Rica 5.10%
Panama 2.08%

El Salvador: Rental income taxes (%).

The tax levied on the average annual income on a rental apartment/property in the country.

Assumptions:

  • Gross rental income is /US$1,500/month
  • The property is personally directly owned jointly by husband and wife
  • Both owners are foreigners and non-residents
  • They have no other local income
  • There is no mortgage, i.e., no loan is taken for the purchase


In arriving at the pre-tax profit figure, we calculate, and deduct:

  • Depreciation / capital allowances if available. We assume a value for the apartment based on our valuation research, and depreciate on this basis.


We deduct any other costs which a landlord normally pays - management charges, buildings insurance, realtor agency fees, etc. We either choose a standard percentage deduction (if available) or typical actually incurred costs. If real estate tax is normally payable by the landlord, we deduct that.

Our rental income tax figures are provided by accountants (see list of contributors). For more details see the Data FAQ.

Source: Global Property Guide Research, Contributing Accounting Firms


No house price statistics are published in El Salvador. The Centro Nacional de Registros publishes no housing statistics. The Banco Central de Reserva de El Salvador produces good general statistical time-series, which are up to date and nicely displayed. This is an exemplary site for a country of this size. There are also excellent statistics on the financial system and on many other aspects of life in El Salvador at the Superintendencia del Sistema Financiero.