Tax Developments, Trends, Challenges, and Pitfalls
12 PM EST
- This is a non-CLE program
- The timing for this program is listed in US Eastern Standard Time
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Companies and investors seeking to capitalize on the opportunities for rapid growth and economic expansion in Sub-Saharan Africa face challenges on many fronts, not least of which is tax. Outside firms pressing forward in African markets, whether on their own or through joint ventures, should understand that tax issues often taken for granted in the United States and Europe can be less certain and predictable in African states. The capacity of tax administrations in Africa to effectively administer constantly changing tax laws and policies varies widely from one country to the next. Nonresident taxpayers and cross-border investors understandably attract considerable attention from African revenue authorities. This teleconference will explore recent developments in the taxation of foreign investment in Africa and likely trends going forward. It will examine key tax challenges confronting firms in Sub-Saharan Africa, as well as "traps for the unwary" that should be at the forefront of any investor's mind when contemplating potential projects. With the help of a panel that includes several of the world's leading experts on tax planning, structuring, and administration in the region, participants will leave with a better understanding and appreciation for the role that tax plays when doing business in Africa.