Tax in Morocco
What taxes should I be aware of?
Garbage Collection Tax – There is a 5 years exemption from the garbage collection tax, after this period tax is charged at 10% of the property’s annual rental value.
Capital Gains Tax – Capital gains tax is charged at 20% of profit with a minimum of 3% of the sales price if the property is sold within 5 years.
If the property is sold before 10 years, capital gains is charged at 10% and 0% after 10 years.
Capital gains tax is based on the sale price less the purchase price.
Inheritance Tax - There is 0% inheritance tax for family members providing they have a Moroccan will, but it is essential that you make a Moroccan legal will and seek professional tax advice.
The UK and Morocco share a double tax treaty that ensures investors do not suffer Capital Gains tax in both countries.
What is the tax issue on rental Income?
Investors from UK looking to operate a 'Buy to let' strategy with their Morocco based property investment will be required to pay tax on this generated income. Investors can be exempt from paying tax for the first 3 years but there after would be required to pay tax on 60% of their generated income at between 22% and 44%
Is there any thing else I need to know about tax in Morocco?
There is a double tax treaty between the UK and Morocco to ensure that Capital Gains Tax (TPI) is not paid in both countries. In Morocco, TPI is 20% of the profit with a minimum 3% of the sale price.
If you sell your property after ten years of ownership, you are fully exempt from TPI.
Owners who sell their property after five years but within ten years are subject to TPI of 10% of any capital gain over 1 million DRH (€'80 65,000). There are no death duties as long as the property stays within the family (however, it is advisable to seek professional tax advice as individual circumstances and company purchases of property can alter your tax liabilities).
Tax in Morocco