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