Paying Taxes in

Syrian Arab Republic

Below is a detailed summary of the taxes and mandatory contributions that a medium-size company must pay or withhold in a given year, as well as administrative burden in paying taxes and complying with postfiling procedures.

This information was collected as part of the Doing Business project, which measures and compares regulations relevant to the life cycle of a small- to medium-sized domestic business in 190 economies. The most recent round of data collection was completed on June 1, 2016 covering for the Paying Taxes indicator calendar year 2015 (January 1, 2015 – December 31, 2015).

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Tax or mandatory contribution Payments (number) Notes on Payments Time (hours) Statutory tax rate Tax base Total tax rate (% of profit) Notes on TTR
Corporate income tax 1 300 10-28% taxable profit 22.11
Employer paid - Social security contributions 12 36 14.1% + 3% gross salaries 19.29
Municipality duties 0 jointly 4% corporate income tax 0.88
Interest tax 1 7.5% interest income 0.19
Tax on insurance contracts 1 3% insurance premium 0.06
Motor vehicle registration tax 1 USD 50 to 200 0.06
Cleanliness duties 1 USD 100 0.05
Environment duties 1 USD 30 0.01
Capital gains tax 1 10-28% capital gains 0.00 included in other taxes
Employee paid - Social security contributions 0 jointly 7% gross salaries 0.00 withheld
Stamp duty on contracts 1 0.4% contract value 0.00 small amount
Totals: 20 336 42.7
  • Answer
    Profit tax (% of profit) 23.0
    Labor tax and contributions (% of profit) 19.3
    Other taxes (% of profit) 0.4
    Answer Score
    Postfiling index (0-100) 90.4
    VAT refunds N/A
    Does VAT/GST exist? No
    Frequency of VAT/GST refund submission N/A
    Does a VAT/GST refund process exist per the case study? N/A
    Restrictions on VAT refund process N/A
    Likelihood of VAT audit N/A
    Time to comply with VAT refund (hours) N/A No VAT
    Time to obtain a VAT refund (weeks) N/A No VAT
    Corporate income tax audits 80.7
    Does corporate income tax exist? Yes
    Likelihood of corporate income tax audit Unlikely
    Time to comply with a corporate income tax audit (hours) 12.0 80.7
    Time to complete a corporate income tax audit (weeks) 0.0 100.0
    Administrative appeal process
    First level administrative appeal authority The Tax administration (There are 2 committees: 1- Appeal committee. 2- Objection committee)
    Is the appeal authority independent? Independent department within tax office
    Are appeal guidelines accessible to the public? Yes
    Source of appeal guidelines online/in printed publication
    Is there a legal time limit for the appeal authority to issue a decision on the tax appeal? Yes
    Legal time limit 30 days


Name of taxes have been standardized. For instance income tax, profit tax, tax on company's income are all named corporate income tax in this table.

The hours for VAT include all the VAT and sales taxes applicable.

The hours for Social Security include all the hours for labor taxes and mandatory contributions in general.

The postfiling index is the average of the scores on time to comply with VAT refund, time to obtain a VAT refund, time to comply with a corporate income tax audit and time to complete a corporate income tax audit.

N/A = Not applicable.