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Papua New Guinea - Overview and introduction

Overview and introduction

Taxation of international executives


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Papua New Guinea individual income taxes, to which all expatriates are subject, are calculated using graduated rates, from 0 percent to 42 percent.

Residents are subject to tax on their worldwide income whether sourced inside or outside of Papua New Guinea, subject to specific credit relief. Non-residents are subject to tax on income derived directly or indirectly from sources within Papua New Guinea only.

The official currency of Papua New Guinea is the Papua New Guinea Kina (PGK).

Herein, the host country refers to the country to which the employee is assigned. The home country refers to the country where the assignee lives when he/she is not on assignment.

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