The Tunisian Economy is characterized by deep liberalization, and a more sustained competitiveness combined with an incentive regulatory and fiscal framework.
Since the early 70s, Tunisia has set up a regulatory framework for investment that provides :
Freedom of capital and dividend repatriation.
Special incentives for regional development zones.
Coverage of social contributions.
Coverage of vocational training.
A coverage of infrastructure spending.
Benefits granted to support investment.
Tunisia is also now a part of UE convention UE 108
Tax regime for exporting companies
Income tax of 10% for offshoring companies instead of 25%.
Framework of non double taxation agreements with most of European countries.
Incentives granted by Smart Tunisia program
700 tnd per annum for 7 years for fresh graduates employment.
5,000 tnd per fresh graduate employment for onboarding training.
Covers the cost of certificates when needed.
Include the incumbent in the national and international events organized with or paid by ST (exposure).
Focal point with other agencies.
Smart Tunisie Facilitates your Move
|700 tnd per annum for 7 years for fresh graduates employment||30% of foreign employees for 3 years of operation (10% afterward)|
|5,000 tnd per fresh graduate employment for onboarding training||Social security employer tax exemption for fresh graduates employment for 3years (16,57% of gross salary)|
|Covers the cost of certificates when needed||Investment incentive up to 15% of total investment with a max of 1 mil tnd (after acceptance from commission, mostly in R&D)|
|Include the incumbent in the national and international events organized with or paid by ST (exposure)||Contribution in share capital up to 60% for project under 2 mil tnd and 30% for above, mostly for expansion programs|
|Focal point with other agencies|
Start Up Act Incentive
Two Main Legal Advantages
That are ripe for investors
Foreigners can freely invest in all sectors under the Investment Incentives Law when the activity is totally exporting. They can thus hold up to 100 % of the project capital without authorization.
In order to facilitate the settlement procedures of foreign investors, Tunisia relies on the existence of clear, open and transparent procedures to ensure fair and impartial treatment of investors enabling signifi- cant savings in time and cost.
To this end, Tunisia provides foreign investors with a one-stop-shop tgathering all administrative and legal procedures necessary for the legal incorporation of a company.