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June 8, 2020
Jordan introduces new Golden Taxpayers List
Jordan’s Income and Sales Tax Department (ISTD) introduced, on 26 May 2020, the Golden Taxpayers List for taxpayers that meet certain conditions. If a taxpayer’s application is approved, the Golden Taxpayer status will provide several tax benefits.
Conditions to be eligible for Golden Taxpayer status
In order to be eligible to apply for Golden Taxpayer status, a taxpayer must have met the following conditions for the past five years:
If the taxpayer meets the above conditions, the taxpayer is required to present an application on the ISTD’s electronic portal detailing its compliance. The ISTD will examine the extent to which the taxpayer meets the required conditions to be granted Golden Taxpayer status. The final decision to grant the Golden Taxpayer status will be at the discretion of the Director of the ISTD.
Golden Taxpayer tax advantages
A taxpayer registered as a Golden Taxpayer will be granted the right to:
Instead of obtaining a tax clearance, a taxpayer can also use its Golden Taxpayer status to follow up with relevant Jordanian departments and ministries.
Golden Taxpayer status revocation
The golden taxpayer status can be revoked if the taxpayer meets one of the following circumstances:
(i) The taxpayer is no longer compliant with the required conditions.
(ii) The taxpayer is under liquidation.
(iii) The taxpayer has requested cancellation.
Taxpayers that meet the specific conditions should consider making a formal application to the ISTD.
For additional information with respect to this Alert, please contact the following:
Ernst & Young Jordan, Amman
Ernst & Young LLP (United States), Middle East Tax Desk, New York