OECD Tax Policy Reviews: Seychelles 2020

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This report is part of the OECD Tax Policy Reviews publication series. The Reviews are intended to provide independent, comprehensive and comparative assessments of OECD member and non-member countries’ tax systems as well as concrete recommendations for tax policy reform. By identifying tailored tax policy reform options, the objective of the Reviews is to enhance the design of existing tax policies and to support the adoption of new reforms. This report provides an assessment of Seychelles' tax system and recommendations for tax reform, with a focus on the business tax. Chapter 1 gives an overview of Seychelles' key economic and tax challenges. Chapter 2 provides a comprehensive assessment of Seychelles' business tax system and simulates the impact of different business tax reform scenarios, based on business taxpayer microdata. Chapter 3 focuses on improving the design of non-business taxes.


Improving the design of non-business taxes

This chapter examines non-business taxes in Seychelles, including the value-added tax, environmentally related taxes, the personal income tax, social security contributions and property taxes. The chapter assesses how these taxes currently function and provides a number of tax reform recommendations to help improve their design from an efficiency, equity, and administrative perspective.


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