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French Guiana

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French Guiana

Capital
Official languages
Population 
Currency

ISO 4217

Cayenne

French

298,772

French Guianese Franc

FRG

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"The French Southern Territories is an overseas territory of France located in the southern Indian Ocean. It is composed of several islands, including the Kerguelen Islands, Crozet Islands, and the Scattered Islands. The economy of the French Southern Territories is largely dependent on fishing and tourism.

In terms of GDP, the French Southern Territories had a GDP of $25.3 million in 2018, according to the World Bank. This is a decrease from the 2017 GDP of $27.2 million. The GDP per capita was $3,845 in 2018, which is a decrease from the 2017 GDP per capita of $4,093.

The unemployment rate in the French Southern Territories was 8.2% in 2018, according to the International Labour Organization. This is a decrease from the 2017 unemployment rate of 8.7%.

The main industries in the French Southern Territories are fishing, tourism, and research. The fishing industry is the largest contributor to the economy, accounting for around 40% of the GDP. Tourism is also a major industry, with over 10,000 visitors in 2018. Research is also an important industry, with the French Southern Territories being home to several research stations.

Overall, the economy of the French Southern Territories is small but growing. With its fishing and tourism industries, the French Southern Territories has the potential to become a major economic player in the region."

Taxation

French Guiana is an overseas department of France and, therefore, follows the French tax system. Both individuals and corporations in French Guiana are subject to taxation, which is overseen by the French tax authorities.


Corporate Taxation:

Corporations in French Guiana are subject to a flat corporate tax rate of 28%. Additionally, they may also be subject to a local business tax, which is based on the rental value of their premises. The tax rate for the local business tax varies depending on the municipality in which the business is located.


Personal Taxation:

Individuals in French Guiana are subject to a progressive income tax system, which ranges from 0% to 45% depending on their income level. The tax rate starts at 0% for individuals earning up to €10,084 annually, and gradually increases up to 45% for individuals earning over €156,244 annually.


Tax Payment Process:

The French tax year runs from January 1st to December 31st of the same year. Both corporations and individuals are required to file their tax returns annually, with the deadline for filing being in May of the following year. 


To make tax payments, taxpayers must obtain a tax identification number (TIN) from the French tax authorities. Taxpayers can make their payments in person at any authorized bank, online via the French tax authorities' website, or by mail. In addition to income tax, taxpayers may also be subject to other taxes such as property tax and social security contributions.


In summary, the tax system in French Guiana is based on the French tax system, which includes both corporate and personal taxation. Corporations are subject to a flat corporate tax rate of 28%, while individuals are subject to a progressive income tax system ranging from 0% to 45%. The tax year runs from January 1st to December 31st with the deadline for filing tax returns being in May of the following year. Taxpayers can make their payments in person, online, or by mail.

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