Human Resources, Payroll

African Tax Year End Date

Tax Year End Date African Countries

A country’s year of assessment (commonly referred to as a “tax year”) runs for a 12-month period and is based on specific criteria per country. Every year, the in-country legislative body announces its “Tax Season”, a period during which companies and individuals are required to submit their annual income tax return.

Herewith a list of 46 African countries, their tax year-end month, and submission deadline.

Tax Year End Date Per African Country

Tax Country Region Tax Year-End Submission Deadlines
Namibia Southern Africa February 31 March
South Africa Annual Southern Africa February 31 May
South Africa Bi-Annual Southern Africa February 31 October
Lesotho Southern Africa March 30 June
Botswana Southern Africa June 31 July
Ethiopia Eastern Africa June No Annual Returns
Malawi Eastern Africa June 31 December
Mauritius Eastern Africa June 31 October
Swaziland Southern Africa June 30 September
Uganda Eastern Africa June No Annual Returns
Angola Middle Africa December 28 February
Benin Western Africa December 30 April
Burkina Faso Western Africa December 28 February
Burundi Eastern Africa December 31 March
Cameroon Middle Africa December 15 March
Chad Middle Africa December 31 March
Congo Middle Africa December 31 January
DRC Middle Africa December 15 January
Egypt Eastern Africa December 1 January
Equatorial Guinea Middle Africa December 30 April
Eritrea Eastern Africa December No Annual Returns
Gabon Middle Africa December 28 February
Ghana Western Africa December 31 March
Guinea Conakry Western Africa December 30 April
Ivory Coast Western Africa December 31 March
Kenya Eastern Africa December 28 February
Liberia Western Africa December 31 March
Madagascar – Large Businesses Eastern Africa December 15 May
Madagascar – Small Businesses Eastern Africa December 31 March
Mali Western Africa December 31 March
Mauritania Western Africa December 1 March
Morocco North Africa December 28 February
Mozambique Eastern Africa December 31 March
Niger Western Africa December 31 January
Nigeria Western Africa December 31 January
Rwanda Eastern Africa December 31 March
Senegal Western Africa December 30 April
Sierra Leone Western Africa December 28 January
Tanzania Eastern Africa December 31 January
Togo Western Africa December 31 January
Tunisia North Africa December 31 December
United Arab Emirates (UAE) Middle East December No Annual Returns
Zambia Eastern Africa December 1 January
Zimbabwe Eastern Africa December 31 January
Gambia West Africa December 31 March
Liberia West Africa December 31 March

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