The Law No. 3/18 of 1 March, approving the Angolan State Budget for 2018 was recently published. We would like to highlight the following relevant items:

The Special Contribution on Current Invisible Foreign Exchange Transactions, levied on payments related with service, management and technical assistance contracts, at a 10% rate, will remain in force for 2018.

A special authorization was given to the President for the approval of certain adjustments to relevant tax legislation:

a) Customs Code;
Introduction of the possibility to pay customs debts in several installments;

b) Investment Income Tax Code;
Revision of the participation exemption regime;

c) Consumption Tax Regulation;
Introduction of the assessment and payment regime currently applicable to the oil & gas sector (“reverse charge”) to the financial, telecommunications and mining sectors;Widening of the taxable base to publicity contracts and services, and internal maritime and airways transportation;

d) Stamp Duty Code;
Changing of the Stamp Duty assessment rules on the acquisitions or promissory acquisitions of real estate property;Clarification of the tax liability regime;Widening of the taxable base to the issuance of receipts by self-employees, service contracts of any nature, and employment contracts with non-resident foreign employees.