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Samoa

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Organization name

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Samoa

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About

Samoa

Capital
Official languages
Population 
Currency

ISO 4217

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Samoan

200,000 (approximate)

Tala

WST

FAQ

FAQ for Company Formation in Samoa:


1. What are the legal forms of companies that can be formed in Samoa?

- The legal forms of companies that can be formed in Samoa are a private company, a public company, a foreign company, and an overseas company.


2. What are the requirements for company formation in Samoa?

- To form a company in Samoa, you must have at least one shareholder, one director, a registered office, and a company secretary. The company secretary can be an individual or a company and must be resident in Samoa.


3. What is the minimum share capital required for company formation in Samoa?

- There is no minimum share capital requirement for company formation in Samoa. However, it is recommended to have a reasonable amount of share capital to establish credibility.


4. What are the tax implications of forming a company in Samoa?

- Samoa has a territorial tax system, which means that only income earned in Samoa is subject to tax. The corporate tax rate is 27.5%, and there is no capital gains tax or withholding tax on dividends.


5. How long does it take to register a company in Samoa?

- It usually takes around five to seven business days to register a company in Samoa.


6. Can foreigners own a company in Samoa?

- Yes, foreigners can own a company in Samoa, and there are no restrictions on foreign ownership.


7. What is the language of business in Samoa?

- The official languages of Samoa are Samoan and English. However, English is the primary language used in business and commerce.

Economy

Samoa has a small, open economy with a GDP of $1.2 billion in 2019, according to the World Bank. The country’s main exports are fish, coconut oil, and copra. Tourism is also a major contributor to the economy, with over 200,000 visitors in 2019. The country’s main imports are machinery and transport equipment, manufactured goods, and food and live animals. The unemployment rate in Samoa is estimated to be around 8.2%, according to the International Labour Organization. The country’s inflation rate is estimated to be around 3.2%, according to the World Bank. Samoa has a relatively low public debt of around 40.2% of GDP, according to the International Monetary Fund. The country’s currency is the Samoan Tala.

Taxation

Samoa is an independent country located in the South Pacific. Here is a brief overview of the taxation system in Samoa:


Corporate Taxation in Samoa:

- Corporate tax rate is 27%

- Capital gains tax rate is 27%

- Dividend income is not taxed


Personal Taxation in Samoa:

- Personal income tax rates range from 0% to 30%, depending on income level

- Capital gains tax rate is 27%


Tax Payment and Calendar:

- The tax year in Samoa runs from January 1 to December 31.

- Tax returns must be filed by March 31 of the year following the tax year.

- Corporate income tax payments are due quarterly, on the last day of the month following the end of the quarter.

- Individual income tax payments are made on a monthly basis, with the final payment due in May of the year following the tax year.


Taxpayers in Samoa are required to keep detailed records of their income and expenses, and may be subject to audits by the tax authorities. Failure to comply with tax laws can result in penalties and fines.


Samoa has also signed several tax treaties with other countries, including Australia, New Zealand, and the United States, which can impact the taxation of individuals and corporations with ties to those countries. It is always recommended to consult with a tax professional for personalized advice on tax matters in Samoa.

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