Director and Shareholder Loans and Employee Benefits

Loans to Directors or Shareholders:

Loans or financial aid given to directors, individual shareholders, or their close family (spouse or relatives up to the second degree) are considered a benefit. This benefit is assessed as a deemed monthly interest rate of 9% per annum, based on the sum received. This calculated interest is regarded as part of the recipient’s taxable income and must be reported accordingly.

Employee Benefits:

Any benefits provided to an employee or their family members, whether in cash or in kind, are taxable under income tax regulations.
For a comprehensive understanding of how benefits in kind are taxed, refer to the detailed guidelines provided by the Tax Department. The guidelines are available through an informative leaflet on the Tax Department’s website.


Please note that the information provided here is for general guidance only and does not constitute professional tax advice. Tax laws and interpretations are subject to change, and individual circumstances can significantly affect tax obligations and benefits.

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