Deadline for real estate tax declaration submissions extended to March



Tue, 29 Dec 2020 - 01:36 GMT


Tue, 29 Dec 2020 - 01:36 GMT

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CAIRO – 29 December 2020: The Ministry of Finance approved Tuesday extending the deadlines for submitting real estate tax declarations by owners of newly built units until the end of March 2021.


Owners of buildings constructed between July and December had to submit the declarations by the end of this month at the real estate tax offices in their respective neighborhoods.  


Chairman of the Real Estate Tax Authority Anwar Fawzy stated that the declarations also include floors and units added to existing buildings as well as the change of the use of the unit as that subsequently changes its selling and renting values.  


Egypt’s total revenues hiked 3.6 percent during 2019/2020, reaching LE 975.4 billion, compared to LE 941.9 billion in 2018/2019, according to Ministry of Finance. 


The ministry clarified in the concluding statement of the general state budget for 2019/2020 that tax revenues increased 0.5 percent to hit LE 739.6 billion, compared to LE 736 billion.


It revealed the budget deficit registered LE 462.7 billion marking about 7.89 percent of the gross domestic product (GDP) , up from LE 429.9 billion recording 8.2 percent of GDP in 2018/2019.


As for expenses, they rose by 4.7 percent to LE 1.434 trillion in 2019/2020, compared to LE 1.369 trillion in 2018/2019.


It added spending on wages and workers compensation recorded about LE 288.7 billion, compared to LE 266 billion, marking an increase of 8.5 percent.


“Expenditure on purchasing non-financial assets (investment) increased  33.7 percent to record LE 191.6 billion, compared to LE 143.3 billion,” according to the statement.


The statement showed that spending on buying goods and services rose to achieve LE 69.8 billion, up from LE62.3 billion.


It added that expenditure on interests climbed to EGP 568,4 billion, compared to LE 533 billion.


According to the statement, expenditure on subsidy, grants and social benefits dipped to LE 229.2 billion, compared to LE 287.4 billion in prior year.



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