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Business, Finance and Trade

Business Registration & SME Investment Facilitation Consultation – Memorandum of Understanding

As a component of Task # 7 “Business Registration and Incorporation” the principal tasks of the consultancy were :

  1. Engaging the key stakeholder agencies inclusive of the GRA, the Deeds Registry, the Ministry of Legal Affairs, the National Insurance Scheme, and Go-Invest in devising administrative mechanisms and protocols to facilitate the sharing of information that will enable a smooth, expedited business registration process while protecting their rights and privileges with regards to their client information, and
  2. iDeveloping a Memorandum of Understanding to be signed by the above agencies which will institutionalize those mechanisms agreed to and the understandings reached.


Duration: July to September, 2009

 

Baseline Tax Compliance Survey

The Firm conducted a Baseline Tax Compliance Survey targeting a random sample of businesses in Regions 2, 4 and 6. The survey allowed the GTCP/IP to diagnose, make recommendations and implement measures to improve tax compliance.

Our tasks included:

  1. Describing the current level of tax compliance in Guyana,
  2. Assessing the level of awareness about the public meeting their tax obligations,
  3. Designing tax compliance indicators that can be directly correlated with future interventions, and
  4. Designing a system that will permit monitoring of any future interventions to encourage tax compliance.


Duration: February to May, 2009

 

An Analysis of the Investment Incentive Regime in Guyana

As a component of Task # 7 “Business Registration and Incorporation”.

The principal tasks of the consultancy involved:

  1. Researching and analyzing the overall tax system,
  2. Analyzing the Investment Act (2004),
  3. Examining the modalities via which investors may access Investment Agreements that may reduce/eliminate corporate income taxes and duties, value added tax (VAT), and excise tax on imports,
  4. Providing recommendations regarding the internal functioning of Go Invest and how staff capacity and procedures might be enhanced further, and
  5. Providing recommendations for the enhancement of the investment incentive regime.


Duration: October to December, 2008

 

Business Registration & SME Investment Facilitation Consultation

As a component of Task # 7 “Business Registration and Incorporation”.

The main tasks of the consultancy involved:

  1. Developing two investment promotion sector profiles relevant to the SME Sector,
  2. Preparing a business registration process internal work-flow of the Deeds Registry, and
  3. Preparing a detailed, accurate and SME user-friendly documentation of the steps to register a business in Guyana.


Duration: September to October, 2008

 
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