Income tax can be high in Papua New Guinea
Taxation Researcher | April 06, 2019
Effective Tax Rate on Rental Income
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Global Property Guide research
INDIVIDUAL TAXATIONme from sources in Papua New Guinea. Married couples are taxed separately.
Income of nonresidents is taxed at progressive rates.
INCOME TAX FOR NON RESIDENTS
|TAXABLE INCOME, PGK (US$)||TAX RATE|
|Up to 18,000 (US$5,357)||22%|
|18,000 – 33,000 (US$9,821)||30%|
|33,000 – 70,000 (US$20,333)||35%|
|70,000 – 250,000 (US$74,405)||40%|
|Over 250,000 (US$74,405)||42%|
|Source: Global Property Guide|
Rental income is taxed at the progressive income tax rates. Income-generating expenses are deductible when calculating the taxable income.
Capital gains unrelated to business-making activities are not taxed in Papua New Guinea.
Capital gains related to business-making activities are taxed at the standard income tax rates.
There are no property taxes in Papua New Guinea.
Income and capital gains earned by nonresident companies are taxed at a flat rate of 48%. Income-generating expenses are deductible when calculating taxable income.