Country Knowledge

Our local member provided the following preliminary information about doing business in this country.
Please contact the firm for more information and obtain professional advice in each country concerned.
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General information

Languages :

  • Spanish

Population : 47 million

Currency: Argentinian Pesos

Current Exchange Rate to USD: Oficial $ 180 (restricted) - Free $ 360

Standard corporate income tax rate:

35 % (progresive rate from 25% to 35%)

Main tax incentives:

Productive investment VAT refund

Standard dividend withholding tax rates:

7 %

Branch taxation:

As a Local company

Standard Interest withholding tax:


Interest expense deduction rules:

In case of related companyes payment and withholding is needed. Thin capitalization rules only for related local companies

Standard royalty withholding tax rate:

21% (registered technology knowledge) to 31.5%

Laws and government

Common law: No

Civil law: Yes

Religious: No

Federal / national only?: Not only

State / provincial too?: Yes

Data privacy rules?:


Data security rules?:

No - Only Corporate Rules

Standards & Tax treaties

Number of tax treaties: 21 in force and 5 pending

OECD MLI treaty signatory?: YES

Type of tax: VAT (Federal) Sales Tax (Provincial)

Taxes on foreign products?: Customs rates

Taxes on foreign services?: 24.5% to 31.5%

Typical time and cost to incorporate a local private company: Incorporate a local company would take between 3 and 6 months in any jurisdiction

Typical time and cost to register a branch of a foreign company: Incorporate a branch of a foreign company in Ciudad de Buenos Aires would take between 6 to 12 months. In other jurisdictions could be less.

Typical business/tax/other issues in the country:

The typical issue is foreign exchange controls. It causes several problems related to foreign payment and collections.

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