Very conflicting info. We have been told by our agent that the form that needs to be in March next year is another different form and that form is for the rental side!!!??
Perhaps this might help. The web page for the article in the Egyptian Gazette is The Egyptian GazetteVery conflicting info. We have been told by our agent that the form that needs to be in March next year is another different form and that form is for the rental side!!!??
Do we have to register our property before registering our tax registration.
Can we do it from the UK.
Do we need a soclitor.
Has anyone managed to compelte theirs yet.
I can confirm the deadline has been extended until the end of March.
The tax form must be completed for all properties that are completed, regardless at what stage of the registration process they are at.
In some resorts the management company have handled this for their owners, so you may like to check the management from where your property is in the event they can do this.
My uinderstanding of the law is that even if its half built and you have paid something towards it you need to register it. The law itself is ambiguous and open to interpretation. As registering costs nothing and there's now several ways to do it, best be safe than sorry and register.Can i register my property once i have the keys or do i have to wait until i have made all payments to developer
Its free to register and I will be doing it myself, having downloaded the forms (with English translation) from the internet. You don't need a solicitor to do any of this and certainly not at the exorbitant charges some of them are asking. The website is posted on this thread by Georgina somewhere, you'll need to trawl and find it.Thank you CM Chris, would you know what the cost of registering a property will be. I do know that i will not be paying tax as the cost of the apartment is low
Also is this something you can do yourself or you need a lawyer to assist you?
Thanks CM, do you have the address and opening times for the property tax office in Hurghada, also how long did it take you to register the property. Did you get it all done on the first visit to the office?I trundled along to the Property Tax Office in Hurghada and have now registered. I did take along a copy of my contract which they did want, but I think it depends on who's on 'duty' at the desk as to what's needed and what isn't. I'm just glad our Egyptian friend did come along because we chose the non English speaking clerks day!!! And the best part of it all was that I did it myself and no solicitor raked in mega LE in the process which was so easy. :biggrin: Behind the clerks were HUGE bundles of completed forms just piled on the floor, I really can't see these going anywhere fast if they actually do go.
One disreputable company has muted this, they may well want to collect a supposed tax on your behalf and keep it.Now giving you the address is a big problem, I could show you where it is though . Its in Dahar and if you know where the Souk is you go along that road past the left turn to the souk and its the building on your left immediately after that. I've heard the tax inspectors are already doing property inspections and its not just the 'value' of your falt they count but the pool facilities, security etc when they 'value' your property.